Tagged: Landlord

Tenant Can’t Pay Rent? Guide for Landlords #realestatelaw #lawyer #attorney #realestate #boston

June 10th, 2020 | Landlord

Got a Tenant Who Can’t Pay Rent? A COVID-19 Guide for Landlords The COVID-19 pandemic has caused layoffs, furloughs, and financial uncertainty for millions of Americans. The result: Many tenants are struggling to pay their rent, and landlords are unsure how to cover their own expenses while helping tenants. Nearly 60% of landlords said their […]

Landlord Selling House I Rent What Are My Rights? – #RealEstateLaw #Massachusetts

November 5th, 2019 | Landlord

My Landlord Is Selling the House I Rent—What Are My Rights? Since landlords own the property you’re living in, they do have the right to sell it whenever they want. Still, that doesn’t mean that they can just kick their renters or tenants to the street immediately or mess with your security deposit. Tenants have […]

#Cambridge, Other Cities Exploring Giving #Tenants Legal Right to Purchase #RentalProperties #MassachusettsRealEstateLaw #massachusetts

June 13th, 2018 | Landlord

Cambridge, Other Cities Exploring Giving Tenants Legal Right to Purchase Rental Properties Property Owners Vehemently Opposed to “Right of First Refusal” Proposals Giving Tenants Up to 240 Days to Purchase Rental Properties For Sale In an effort to stem the affordable housing problem, cities like Cambridge and Somerville are exploring giving tenants a legal right […]

#Rent Escrow Bill Heads Back Up To #Massachusetts #StateHouse #RealEstate

June 5th, 2018 | Landlord

Rent Escrow Bill Heads Back Up To State House Public Hearing Scheduled For September 26, 1pm Small property owner groups are saying that this may finally be the year when state legislators pass a Rent Escrow bill on Beacon Hill. The bill is designed to reform tenant abuses of the rent withholding law and level the […]

#Massachusetts #Lawmakers Seek To Tax and Regulate #Airbnb Short Term #Rentals

May 30th, 2018 | Landlord

Lawmakers Seek To Tax and Regulate Airbnb Short Term Rentals Proposal: 5%-10% Tax, Plus Comprehensive Regulations Today, Massachusetts House legislators are holding a hearing on a new bill which would tax and regulate Airbnb and other short term rentals. The proposal is House Bill 3454 (click to read). The proposal would impose a new excise tax […]

#Massachusetts SJC Clarifies #SecurityDeposit #Liability For Move Out Damage #RealEstateLaw

May 29th, 2018 | Landlord

SJC Clarifies Security Deposit Liability For Move Out Damage No Triple Damages Although Landlord Failed To Provided Sworn Statement of Itemized Damage at Move Out When a tenant leaves damage to a rental unit at move out, the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law allows a landlord to deduct the cost of repairs from the security deposit, provided […]

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