Serious injuries can severely disrupt a person’s future and quality of life. When a person is severely harmed, they may require expensive and ongoing medical care, may be unable to work and earn an income, and may be prevented from doing the things that they love and the things that are necessary for basic self-care, such as eating or grooming on one’s own.Read more
Buying or selling real estate is an exciting process that’s ripe with opportunity. However, real estate transactions are also legally complex. During the real estate transaction process, both a buyer and a seller have a duty to abide by the terms of the buy-sell agreement; if either party fails to do this, a breach of contract has occurred. To learn more about breaches of real estate purchase agreements and your rights following a breach, call real estate lawyer Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, today.Read more
In the state of Massachusetts, residents are encouraged to stay at home to the extent possible and to exercise social distancing when not at home. As per specific orders, Governor Charlie Baker has extended the limit on gatherings in the state until February 8, 2021. Executive orders aside, though, everyone knows best practices for preventing the spread at this point: stay inside when you can, maintain six feet of distance when around others, wear your mask, and if you’re going to see someone, do it outside.
For many renters throughout Massachusetts, the coronavirus pandemic has made making monthly rent payments on time and in full impossible. With high levels of unemployment plaguing the state, businesses shuttered, and many wondering how they’ll afford to put their next meal on the table, tenants state-wide are struggling to get by. While the landlord-tenant relationship can be intimidating, it’s important to know that you have legal rights. Here’s what you should know about tenant rights during the coronavirus pandemic, including what to do if you have been threatened with eviction–
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–