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.
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 ,
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 lexis.com subscribers ].
In response to the foreclosure crisis, HUD enacted...
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...
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...
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...
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...