Posts filed under: Landlord-Tenant Issues

Security deposit laws are very specific and strict in Massachusetts. Mistakes by landlords are surprisingly common and can be very costly. If you own a multi-family, here are security deposit mistakes to avoid in Massachusetts. 1 – Depositing Funds Into...
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During the COVID crisis, Governor Charlie Baker imposed a moratorium on rental evictions. But in so doing, the Governor also established the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition program, a $5 million fund to assist family facing extreme financial conditions...
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Potential Risks of Allowing Your Tenants to Use Marijuana Even If it is Now Legal in MA.   Besides the things we’ve discussed in our previous post, there are a several other factors you need to consider before allowing your...
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FAQ: What should landlords know about marijuana use in their properties In the fall of 2016, Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational use of cannabis. MA isn’t alone, as four states and the District of Columbia have also approved recreational marijuana...
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Whether you have family and friends in your multi-family or complete strangers, there are a few things you can do to improve the tenant-landlord relationship in your multi-family property.   1) Always Provide Notice Before Entering Nothing gets multi-family tenants...
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Owning a multi-family property is a great investment. Here are five things you should know to help you be a better landlord and get the most out of your investment 1) Screen Your Potential Tenants Thoroughly   Don’t rent to...
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions by Landlords. There are several reasons why you might need to terminate a tenant’s lease – failure or late payment, illegal activity, or just a general violation of the terms you’ve agreed upon. Whether you’re...
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions by Landlords. You may love restoring and maintaining properties, but collecting that rent every month is likely the reason you got into the multifamily business in the first place. Below are a few questions we...
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Managing Your Tenant’s Security Deposit in MA. The security deposit is a critical safeguard for the landlord and provides some level of assurance that the tenant is following your agreed upon rules and appropriately maintaining the property. However, it can...
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions by Landlords. Understanding the rules of a property can distinguish what it means to have a proper landlord to tenant agreement. Tenants will know many of these rules and regulations by heart and it is...
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