Last month the MA Governor signed into law the final version of the Domestic Violence Bill. Even though the new is still bad news for the Massachusetts Landlords, it is not as bad as it could have been if and other landlord groups hadn’t fought for changes....
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The Emails of All MA Banks

This spreadsheet contains the emails, addresses and phones of all the banks in MA as listed on the web site of the State as of 2012. All banks were either called directly to get their mortgage department email or their loan contact email was taken from their web...
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Residential MA Lease

This Lease has been formed by over 15 years of trial and error. I currently use this Lease in my business. I have never been sued because of it. It has never been raised as an issue in 15 years and in over 30 evictions I have been...
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3 Ways to Cut The Housing Court Case Load

I have been a member of several landlord groups where Housing Court judges show up occasionally to speak and they sometimes take close to half of their time complaining how their case load is very high and how we should contact our legislators to ask them to give...
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My 1st Book

THE SIX MOST COMMON LAWSUITS AGAINST MASSACHUSETTS LANDLORDS by ELMIR SIMOV   I am so exited to be able to share with you my first book. You can buy it from and Barnes and Noble or here. I have been a Landlord in MA for 16 years...
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The 8 Laws We Must Change in 2013

1. A BILL TO HAVE THE 14-day NOTICE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT BE SHORTENED TO A 7-DAY OR A 3-DAY AS IT IS IN CA. SECTION 1. Section 11A of Chapter 186 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking...
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Judge Dina Fein, follow the law, please! (part 2)

After I published Judge Dina Fein, follow the law, please I received a comment by Attorney A. Joseph Ross saying that Leardi is consistent with the ruling in Hershenow. I realized that I couldn’t answer with a couple of sentences and that my answer would require its own post. Here...
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Judge Dina Fein, follow the law please!

In a recent decision (Karl Pumiglia v Northland Cliffside, Oct’12) judge Dina Fein from Western Housing Court acknowledges that the SJC in Hershenow v Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 2006 requires an actual injury to the Consumer before $25 and Attorney Fees can be awarded under 93A (The Unfair and Deceptive...
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