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Williams Mullen: Retail Tenants Back Off Rent Concessions as Market Conditions Improve
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Williams Mullen

BY: ROBERT CHARLES LAWSON In North Carolina and Virginia, although rental concessions still play a part in retail leasing negotiations, such rental concessions have softened compared to 2009, 2010 and 2011. Commercial brokers in the North Carolina... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Massachusetts Landlords: Be Aware Of “The Professional Tenant”
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Avoid The Professional Tenant Like The Plague Using best practices to screen and select good tenants is the most important thing a Massachusetts landlord can do to avoid costly non-payment and eviction problems down the... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Landlord Held Strictly Liable For Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall Through Defective Porch Guardrail
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Another Expansion Of Massachusetts Landlord Liability In yet another case demonstrating Massachusetts' inhospitable legal environment towards residential landlords, Northeast Housing Court Judge David Kerman has ruled... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Boston Landlords Given Extension To August 31 To Comply With New Registration & Inspection Ordinance
Posted on 22 Aug 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ With an abysmal 20% compliance rate, the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department is giving Boston area landlords until August 31, 2013 to register their rental units under a new registration and inspection ordinance... Read More

Tips for Commercial Tenants Affected by Sandy
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by Rolando Gonzalez

Commercial tenants affected by Sandy may be in a difficult situation. Generally a commercial tenant's rights are limited to the rights set forth in the lease. Residential tenants have many rights guaranteed by law. Commercial tenants have very... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Law Allows Victims To Break Leases, Have Locks Changed
Posted on 31 Jan 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Under the new Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act recently signed into law, victims of sexual assault and stalking have the right to break their leases without significant financial penalty, have the landlord change their... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: SJC Expands Scope Of Tenant Protections In Foreclosed Properties Act
Posted on 12 Sep 2011 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ FNMA v. Nunez : Tenant Foreclosure Act Applied Retroactively On September 6, 2011, in Federal National Mortgage Association v. Nunez (embedded below), the Supreme Judicial Court considered for the first time the 13-month... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: ‘Testers’ Target Maryland Landlords for Possible Race Bias in Rentals
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Michael W. Skojec A recent federal lawsuit brought by a Maryland equal housing advocacy group should serve as a warning to owners of apartment complexes in counties across the State of Maryland that they, too, may soon be secretly investigated... Read More

Assessing the Latest Developments in Protecting Tenants after Foreclosure
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by Christopher Martz

In the two and one-half years since the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act took effect, Congress, federal courts, the California Legislature, and local governments have all endeavored to provide additional clarity on the issue with mixed results... Read More