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Pay Up or Get Out: The Landlord's Guide to the Perfect Eviction
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Real Estate Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Get Out! A Landlord’s Guide to Massachusetts Evictions
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

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... Read More

Fifteen Minute Foreclosure Counseling Session at Gillette Stadium Deflated Borrower’s Rights
Posted on 10 Jun 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Court Halts Eviction For Distressed Homeowner, Validity of Foreclosure In Question ( Wells Fargo v. Cook , Mass. Appeals Court May 19, 2015) , [ enhanced version available to subscribers ]. In response to the foreclosure crisis, HUD enacted... Read More

SJC Rules Housing Court Can Hear Title Challenges In Post-Foreclosure Evictions
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

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... Read More

The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?
Posted on 12 Feb 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Legislation Set To Expand Housing Court Statewide About 30% of people in Massachusetts do not have access to the state’s Housing Court — one of Massachusetts’ specialized courts handling landlord-tenant disputes, evictions and... Read More

The Notice To Quit: Terminating Massachusetts Residential Tenancies, Traps For The Unwary
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

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... Read More

Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction
Posted on 21 Apr 2014 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

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 Read More