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Recovering Security Deposit

Massachusetts’ residential security deposit law contains strict requirements for landlords, including returning a tenant’s security deposit within 30 days of lease termination.  As a landlord or tenant you should know your rights and options when dealing with General Laws: CHAPTER … Continue reading

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Clients Retain Possession After Eviction Trial

Attorney Murphy’s clients, two co-tenants, recently received a satisfactory bench trial judgment in which they retained possession of their apartment.  The tenants’ landlord filed for eviction against Attorney Murphy’s clients due to non-payment of rent.  The court, however, found that … Continue reading

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5th Annual Housing Court Judicial Forum Is Noteworthy

Recently, Attorney Murphy attended the 5th Annual Housing Court Judicial Forum, held at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Center (MCLE) in Boston, MA.  Among the distinguished panel of judges were the Honorable Anne Kenney Chaplin; Honorable Marylou Muirhead; Chief Justice … Continue reading

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Helping Low Income Litigants

Today, Attorney Murphy provided free legal advice to landlords and tenants at the Boston Bar Association’s “Attorney for the Day” Program in Boston’s Housing Court.  In order to receive free legal advice, both landlords and tenants must meet Federal Income Poverty Guidelines.  … Continue reading

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