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This 22-page booklet prepared by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute answers questions about the new eviction storage law that went into effect in Massachusetts on November 8, 2004. Learn how to protect your belongings if you are facing eviction.
Find a listing of the Legal Services Programs in your area as well as a link to articles in Spanish, Khmer, Russian, and Vietnamese.
In many parts of Massachusetts, tenant landlord matters can be handled in Housing Court. This web site provides information on the jurisdiction of housing courts, answers to common questions, and information on dispute mediation.
This Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service of the Boston Bar Association designed to provide you with an impartial referral to an attorney in your city or town who handles a specific kind of legal problem.
LiveJustice is a project of Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts. They are dedicated to helping low-income residents of Massachusetts with housing problems.Here you can search for answers on your own or e-mail an attorney with a tenant/landlord issue. Note! This website has information in spanish as well.
This Forum welcomes you to a collection of frequently asked questions and answers about MA Landlord and Tenant Law. For additional help with landlord and tenant law issues or problems, check out our Mass Law Links and Books About MA Law pages.
If you need to get your security deposit back from your landlord, you can sue him or her in small claims court. Small claims lawsuits are limited to $2,000. You can go to small claims court if your security deposit was $2,000 or less.
Some of these links have been mentioned before, but this is an excellent resource from the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries. You will find links to forms used during an eviction case as well as frequently asked questions regarding tenant and landlord law.
This service is provided by HUD,this enables tenants of HUD insured and assisted properties to field complaints on poor maintenance,dangers to health and safety as well as mismanagment and fraud.
If you need legal advice of any kind you should visit this website by the "National Consumer Law Center" homeowners as well as tenants can find information on many topics, from foreclosure and bankruptcy help to student loans and much more.
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Massachusetts Security Deposit and Last Months Rent guide by "RentLaw.com". This guide provides tentants with information on what MA law requires your landlord to do with your security deposit and last months rent.
This document provides you with important information regarding security deposits and last months rent laws in Massachusetts for varied tenancy situations including section 8. This is a document by Masslegal help.
The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs "Tenant Rights and Responsbilities" page contains useful information about finding an apartment, entering into a rent agreement, and types of tenancies. This information is written in the following languages: Enlish, Portugese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Chinese.
What tenants need to know if their landlord stops paying his/her mortgage, the BANK starts foreclosure proceedings and through that becomes the new owner. This link provides you with information on your rights and responsabilities. For the most part there should not be many changes to the landlord-tenant relationship you are accustomed to.