All Required Forms

1. Receipt of First Month 2. Receipt of Last Month 3. Receipt of Security Deposit 4. Receipt to Change the Lock 5. Statement of Condition 6. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of…for NEW Tenants 7. Location of Security Deposits (to be sent via Certified Mail within 30 days of...
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Senator Harriette Chandler

On 10-08-14 I went to Worcester to watch a debate between Senator Harriette Chandler   and Republican Paul Franco. One of the questions that she was asked was if she thinks its fair to make landlords wait 30 days before they can charge late fees on rents while...
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Flagg v Alimed (what is associational discrimination?)

SUMMARY:This case defines associational discrimination. The term “associational discrimination” refers to a claim that a plaintiff, although not a member of a protected class himself or herself, is the victim of discriminatory animus directed toward a third person who is a member of the protected class and with...
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BARRON CHIROPRACTIC & REHABILITATION, P.C. vs. NORFOLK & DEDHAM GROUP (You have the right not to accept settlement with an insurance company and continue your lawsuit against them so they can cover your attorney fees and other costs if you win)

SUMMARY: If an insurer has not paid your benefits within 30 days of when those benefits became due and payable, then you can sue them for breach of contract. If an insurer offers you to settle before trial and you accept, you cannot continue suing them and they...
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Perry v Equity Residential Management (landlords cannot charge application, credit, amenity, move-in, pet or any other upfront fees except for First, Last, Security and Locks. But it is ok to charge a monthly pet fee.)

My comment: This case was recently decided by a Federal Court for MA. It basically says what other cases have said that Landlords can ONLY change First Month, Last Month, Security Deposit equal to one month rent and a lock fee. They cannot charge anything else like application,...
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Massachusetts Landlords Site is 2 years old today!

Yes, 2 years old. According to it is the most popular website in MA when it comes to covering landlords’ issues. (585, 563th place in the World and 81, 466th in USA) as of today. So far this year 4,250 different people have visited this site compared...
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