Legislation Suspending Evictions Signed in April; Expired in October

In April 2020, amid rising numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases, Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts signed emergency legislation that put a hold on residential evictions and foreclosures. While the legislation provided much-needed relief for those who were struggling to pay their rent during the global pandemic, the legislation has since expired and many are wondering what’s next for the state and its many renters. Here’s an overview of what you should know about the April legislation and current rules pertaining to evictions–

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Disclosure Issues: Failure to Disclose Defects of Properties in Massachusetts

When a seller is selling a home, they have a duty to disclose certain defects of the home to the buyer; if they fail to do so, they may be in violation of the law and the buyer may have a cause of action against the seller as such. Consider the following about the duties of a seller to disclose when listing a home, as well as remedies that a buyer can pursue if they have purchased a home with undisclosed defects. For help that is specific to your case, call the law office of Deborah Gold-Alexander Attorney at Law directly today. Read more

Massachusetts State Eviction Moratorium Ends: What You Need to Know and Frequently Asked Questions

When government officials in the United States and Massachusetts first realized the economic toll that the pandemic was having on businesses and individuals, they acted to put protections in place. For example, in April 2020, Governor Charlie Baker signed an executive order that placed an immediate hold on most residential evictions. While the moratorium provided many with much-needed, yet temporary, relief, the executive order has since expired in our state. For renters who have questions about the current state of eviction laws and what other forms of relief may be introduced, consider these answers to some frequently asked questions that our law firm has heard–

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