Landlord Tenant Disputes

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The area of Massachusetts law regulating landlord tenant relationships and disputes can be complex and confusing, even to long-time landlords and tenants. Landlord/tenant disputes can threaten the financial well-being of both parties. Damaged property or unpaid rent can cause financial hardships for landlords. On the other side, if you’re a tenant, a landlord’s failure to maintain property or honor a contract can strain your finances and violate your rights.

Over 25 years, the landlord attorneys of  our law firm have assisted scores of landlords and tenants in the Greater Boston area resolve their disputes. Our attorneys possess a keen understanding of both sides of landlord/tenant disputes. We provide vigorous, effective defense of your rights, assets and interests in pursuit of a favorable resolution of your disagreement.

Experienced Greater Boston landlord tenant lawyers

Landlord/tenant disputes often arise over security deposits. In Massachusetts, most landlords require payment of the first and last months of rent, as well as a security deposit before a tenant is allowed to occupy the property.

The law holds landlords to some specific requirements, including the following:

  • The renter’s security deposit must be put in escrow
  • If the landlord fails to put the security deposit in escrow, the landlord can, in some circumstances, owe the renter triple the amount of the security deposit, as well as interest and attorney fees
  • The security deposit must be deposited in a Massachusetts-based bank
  • The landlord must return the security deposit, less any fees for damages, within 30 days of tenant vacating the property. Failure may result in owing the tenant triple the amount of the security deposit.

Representing landlords and tenants throughout Greater Boston and the Brookline community.

Our attorneys have the experience, knowledge and resources to provide clients with effective and efficient legal representation.  Our attorneys serve the entire Greater Boston region including all Norfolk County and Middlesex County, as well as Allston, Belmont, Brighton, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Cleveland Circle, Coolidge Corner, Dedham, Dover, Jamaica Plain, Milton, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, and Weston.