Landlord/Tenant Law (Aka Real Estate Management Law)

The attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP represent landlords, property management companies and tenants alike. We have experience representing a range of clients including landlords that own two-families, to property management companies that oversee thousands of apartments.

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This practice area is not limited to residential properties—on a regular basis, we handle commercial leasing matters, for both landlords and tenants.

Work in this area of the law may include:

  • Evictions;
  • Collections;
  • Lease review, preparation, and/or negotiation;
  • Assistance with affordable and subsidized housing matters;
  • Defense of criminal matters related to alleged housing/building code violations;
  • Representation in discrimination matters; and
  • General advice and counsel on any day-to-day matters that landlords may need to address

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Coercion not required for extortion scheme
    The town of Lee’s former chief of police, who took $4,000 from a duo accused of running a house of ill repute, could be convicted of extortion even though he did not coerce the payers to participate, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Tom Fusco and Tara Viola owned and operated an inn. Viola […]
  • Commercial – Note – Limitations – Partial payment
    Where a complaint to collect on a promissory note was dismissed under the six-year statute of limitations (G.L.c. 106, §3-118), the dismissal order should be reversed given the applicability of the common-law partial payment rule. “… On March 24, 2005, [defendant] VideogeniX’s predecessor signed a note for $30,000 in favor of [plaintiff] Zelby’s predecessor. The note […]

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