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Vetstein Law Group: Included In the Sale? Surround Sound Speakers, Decorative Mirrors, and Other Thorny Fixture Issues

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ I had a interesting situation come up the other day during a pre-closing walk-through. Unbeknownst to me or the listing agent, the seller had removed wall-mounted speakers from the living room, leaving gaping holes with the built-in surround sound speaker wires hanging...

Vetstein Law Group: Boston Landlords Given Extension To August 31 To Comply With New Registration & Inspection Ordinance

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. Under the recently-approved ordinance, every...

Closed! Government Shutdown’s Effect On Massachusetts Real Estate Market

I’ve been glued to CNN in recent days, watching incredulously as those buffoons in Washington grind our government to a halt. I though for sure that a midnight deal would have been struck, but I woke up this morning with the dreaded news that the government has indeed shutdown. I’ve been...

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...