Framingham Landlords Must Obtain Inspection and Certification of Rental Units

By Robert Nislick Pursuant to the Framingham Health Department’s Rental Unit Certification Regulation, most landlords of residential properties in Framingham are required to apply for and obtain a certificate from the Board of Health before commencing any new tenancy or occupancy in a rental unit. The regulation is, “intended to protect the public health andContinue reading Framingham Landlords Must Obtain Inspection and Certification of Rental Units

Proposed Consolidation of Framingham District Court and Marlborough District Court Raises Concerns

By Robert Nislick According to a draft Massachusetts Courts capital master plan obtained by Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly, and reported in its June 15, 2015, issue, the Trial Court proposes to close 41 courthouses and consolidate them in other locations. The Framingham District Court, located at 600 Concord Street, Framingham, would undergo a major expansion, orContinue reading Proposed Consolidation of Framingham District Court and Marlborough District Court Raises Concerns

Evicting the Holdover Tenant Who Does Not Leave After Lease Ends

By Robert Nislick You are a Massachusetts landlord. You leased an apartment to a tenant. The lease ended.  The tenant did not leave. How do you get rid of the holdover tenant and get your property back? Some landlords believe that you can file the summary process action as soon as the lease is over,Continue reading Evicting the Holdover Tenant Who Does Not Leave After Lease Ends

Getting the Rent When Evicting a Tenant for Nonpayment of Rent in Massachusetts

By Robert Nislick You are a Massachusetts landlord. Your tenant has fallen behind on his or her rent. This puts you in a terrible position. Your profit margin as a landlord is very slim. A nonpaying tenant can lead to financial ruin for a small landlord. How can you get your tenant to pay whatContinue reading Getting the Rent When Evicting a Tenant for Nonpayment of Rent in Massachusetts