COVID-19: Massachusetts Mortgage – New State Legislation Impacting Foreclosure Rights

The coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world has left many unemployed, led to a country-wide recession, and affected many people’s ability to work and earn an income. As a result, many homeowners have faced anxiety regarding their ability to make their mortgage payments on time or in full. Recognizing the potential catastrophe, the Massachusetts legislature passed a law on Monday, April 20, 2020 temporarily banning nearly all eviction and foreclosure proceedings throughout the state. Here’s what you need to know about the legislation and the state of foreclosure law in Massachusetts today:

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Buying a Home with Tenants in Lynn

Buying a home is a big undertaking. As you navigate things like a buy-sell agreement, your budget and fair market value, and an inspection, another important consideration is what to do if you’re thinking of buying a home with tenants in Lynn. Indeed, buying a home with tenants who are already living within the home can complicate things – tenants have important rights, and whether or not you decide to maintain the tenants, you’ll have certain obligations as the property owner. At the law office of Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, our Lynn real estate attorney can assist you in buying a home with tenants. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of what you should know–

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Suing a Landlord for Injuries Caused on a Rental Property

Data published by the United States Census Bureau shows that in Massachusetts, the owner-occupied housing rate is only 62.4 percent, which means that about 37 percent of people in our state choose to rent their homes. These rental properties include apartments, condos, townhouses, mobile homes, and single-family homes, all of which could serve as the location for a serious injury or health issue suffered by a tenant. If you are someone who has been harmed on your rental property, you may have a claim for damages against your landlord. Call our experienced personal injury lawyer, Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, to learn more.

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Common Condo Association Disputes

Contact Our Experienced Lawyer for Condo Owner Legal Representation

Homeowners’ and condo associations (typically just called HOAs) provide numerous services to community residents, including providing care and upkeep for shared and public areas, covering costs of certain repairs and services, developing rules and regulations that all residents must adhere to and will benefit from, levying condo association/HOA fees, and enforcing community standards. While most condo association actions are appreciated by community residents, sometimes, disputes arise. When a dispute between an HOA and a resident exist, it’s important that the resident retain legal counsel; the HOA is almost surely advised by a competent lawyer. At the office of Deborah Gold-Alexander Attorney at Law, our experienced lawyer can provide condo owners with the representation that they need when a dispute arises. Consider a few of the following most common condo association disputes, and call our law firm directly for trusted legal representation– Read more

Common Landlord-Tenant Issues and How a Lawyer Can Help

As a landlord in Massachusetts, there are a number of rights and obligations that you have concerning any renters. These rights and obligations affect various elements of a rental agreement, including rent, a tenancy agreement, entering the apartment, utilities, and the condition of the premises, amongst other things.

While many landlord-tenant relationships will be formed, maintained, and then dissolved without any disputes, sometimes, issues arise. When they do, meeting with a qualified attorney is recommended. Consider the following common landlord-tenant disputes and how our lawyer can help–

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