Vetstein Law Group: Get Out! A Landlord’s Guide to Massachusetts Evictions

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Summary Process Evictions: An Unlevel Playing Field For Landlords In Massachusetts, evictions are called "summary process." According to the rules governing eviction cases , summary process is supposed to be "just, speedy, and inexpensive...

Pay Up or Get Out: The Landlord's Guide to the Perfect Eviction

By Matthew Sackel* *Matthew Sackel is an attorney in the Litigation Department in Shutts and Bowen's West Palm Beach Office. He practices commercial litigation with a focus on real estate litigation and commercial landlord tenant law. Excerpt from Pay Up or Get Out: The Landlord's Guide...

SJC Rules Housing Court Can Hear Title Challenges In Post-Foreclosure Evictions

Courts Will Likely Face Increased Caseload Giving an early Christmas present to distressed homeowners, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled last month that a foreclosed upon homeowner may challenge a bank’s title and foreclosure sale irregularities through counterclaims in a post-foreclosure...

Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction

Distressed Homeowners Lose Key Defense, While Foreclosure Purchasers Gain More Title Security Last month, the Supreme Judicial Court decided yet another important foreclosure case, U.S. Bank v. Schumacher [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The issue considered in Schumacher...

The Notice To Quit: Terminating Massachusetts Residential Tenancies, Traps For The Unwary

Avoid Being Dead On Arrival In Eviction Court The first step in evicting any Massachusetts tenant is issuing a notice to quit which is a legal document formally notifying the tenant that his tenancy is being terminated for a particular reason and giving him the date upon which he must move out. There...