The Landlord's Legal Guide in Massachusetts

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SphinxLegal, 2004 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
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The Landlord's Legal Guide in Massachusetts thoroughly explains Massachusetts landlord/tenant laws in easy-to-understand language. Complete with step-by-step instructions and the forms you need, this book can significantly reduce your costs and potential liability as a landlord.
 

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Massachusetts laws have changed. This book is out of date!!!

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Contents

Laws that Govern Rental Property
1
Creating the LandlordTenant Relationship
5
Leases and Rental Agreements
21
Handling Deposits
33
Responsibility for Maintenance
43
Landlord Liabilities
51
Changing the Terms of the Tenancy
57
Problems During the Tenancy
63
Mobile Home Parks
121
Glossary
131
Selected Massachusetts Statutes and Regulations
137
Highlights of the State Sanitary Code
163
Addresses of District and Housing Courts
171
Eviction Process Sample Forms
177
Blank Forms
193
Index
249

Terminating a Tenancy
69
Evicting a Tenant
81
SelfService Storage Space
117
Sphinx Publishing Order Form
253
Back Cover
255
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About the author (2004)

Joseph P. DiBlasi received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Magna Cum Laude from Boston University in 1989. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law in Boston.He has been in private practice since 1992.

He practices in the areas of real estate conveyancing, residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters, business enterprise, estate planning and probate, and civil litigation. A true believer in the popular expression, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and knowing that individuals who seek legal help often do so after there has been irreparable damage, Attorney DiBlasi writes self-help legal books to provide needed information to individuals at the very earliest stages. He has been a guest speaker for various civic organizations and has been featured on television and radio programs as well as in newspaper articles.

He and his wife, Laura, reside in Massachusetts with their two sons.


Mark Warda has been a Florida attorney for over thirty years. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign.

He is the author of over seventy self-help law books. Today Mark is continuing to update his books and running Land Trust Service Corporation. He lives in Lake Wales, Florida with his wife Alexandra and his three year old son, Mark David.

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