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Landlord and Tenant Attorney Boston MA

Quality Counsel for Residential and Commercial Landlords and Tenants

Landlords and property managers have a lot to worry about when they rent out residential or commercial property. Tenants need to protect their rights when leasing a home, business location, apartment or other property.

At the law firm of Dolan Connly, P.C., our real estate lawyers strive to provide high quality representation and advice to both landlords and tenants. From drafting a commercial lease or rental agreement to evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent, we have the skills and experience to meet your needs in the area of landlord-tenant law.

To learn more about your rights and duties as a landlord or tenant, or for help with a specific landlord-tenant dispute, contact our Boston law office or call us at (617) 265-3100.

Working to prevent and resolve disputes between landlords and tenants

The laws and regulations which govern the rental of residential and commercial property are complex. For both tenants and landlords, failing to comply with these laws can be costly and result in penalties, loss of rights and other consequences. We provide knowledgeable advice and sound counsel to landlords and tenants on a wide variety of legal issues, including:

Tenants' rights and responsibilities:

  • Right to reasonable notice by landlord before inspecting or showing the premises
  • Right to a safe living environment which complies with the Massachusetts State Sanitary Code
  • Right to withhold rent for landlord's failure to make repairs or correct housing code violations
  • Right to obtain rental housing without discrimination based on sex, age, gender, race, disability or other protected class

Landlords' rights and duties:

  • Duty to collect, escrow and return security deposits
  • Right to make deductions from security deposits for damages to the rental unit
  • Right to evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent or violation of a lease term
  • Duty to limit collection of advance rent payments
  • Right to expect prompt payment of rent and compliance with lease terms

Advocating for landlords in eviction and unlawful detainer actions

We represent a number of property management companies in actions to remove tenants for nonpayment of rent and breach of lease provisions. In eviction proceedings, it is important that all deadlines, notice provisions and other legal requirements are followed to the letter of the law. Making a mistake when evicting a tenant can result in even more lost rental income, possible property damage, and other consequences. If you need to evict a tenant, we can help you do it right the first time.

To speak with our lead real estate attorney, David Marsocci, or another member of our legal team about your rights as a renter, landlord or any landlord-tenant dispute, contact either our Boston or Pembroke office.

Providing two convenient locations, a free initial consultation, and comprehensive legal services

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The attorneys at DOLAN CONNLY, P.C. represent individuals and corporate clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including greater Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, Braintree, South Boston and the surrounding suburban areas. We also represent many individuals who live on the South Shore through our office in Pembroke. The attorneys at DOLAN CONNLY, P.C. handle legal matters in the courts of Suffolk County, Plymouth County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Essex County, Worcester County, Berkshire County, Bristol County, Barnstable County, Hampshire County, Hampden County and the remaining counties throughout the state.

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