Condominium Unit Owners Cannot Alter Common Areas Without Consent

By Robert Nislick You own a unit in a Massachusetts condominium and serve on your association’s board of trustees. Your board takes seriously its responsibilities to maintain, repair, and protect the condominium property. One day, the board of trustees learns that a unit owner has altered, or will imminently alter, the common areas and facilitiesContinue reading Condominium Unit Owners Cannot Alter Common Areas Without Consent

Rent Escrow During the Massachusetts Eviction Process

By Robert Nislick Many Massachusetts landlords have encountered a tenant who has exploited the free rent trick. The tenant has fallen behind on the rent. The landlord needs to get paid. The landlord serves a 14-Day Notice to Quit for Nonpayment of Rent. Almost immediately, the tenant calls Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD), or theContinue reading Rent Escrow During the Massachusetts Eviction Process