Category Archives: Landlords & Tenants

How long does an eviction take?

Unlike virtually all other types of lawsuits, a court action for eviction – called “Summary Process” in Massachusetts – has a predictable timetable.  So, how long does it take? Starting the Clock: End the Tenancy.  The eviction process can be calculated from the date the landlord terminates the tenancy, and this varies depending on the…
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Boston’s New Landlord Tax

Boston Landlords -- The City of Boston has implemented a new bureaucracy to oversee your apartments, and it comes with a brand new tax and registration scheme.  Even though there are many laws and resources to protect tenants from bad living conditions, we've decided to enact another one to accomplish the same thing. All landlords…
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Announcing UrbanVillage Legal

After working with you and becoming part of the community, I am proud to announce the launch of UrbanVillage Legal – a new kind of law office that’s about you and your neighborhood. We’re here, as we've always been, to protect what’s important to you – your home, your condominium, your neighborhood – your urban…
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Roommate Wanted: Sharing Your Condo

Looking for a roommate?  Whether you need some extra cash or you’re just lonely, adding a roommate to your condo may be the perfect solution.  Plus, you’ll have somebody available to feed the cat while you’re away, sign for your packages, and set the DVR when you’re running late. As you’d expect, though, roommate situations…
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