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Resolve Landlord/Tenant Disputes With Alford Legal Group, LLC

While both the landlord and the tenant have rights, each also has obligations. The landlord is responsible for premises maintenance and, in many cases, for meeting local housing codes, and the tenant must abide by the terms of the lease. When terms of a rental agreement are violated, the landlord may issue an eviction notice.

Since Alford Legal Group, LLC’s inception, landlord/tenant law has been an integral part of the legal services it has offered. Stuart Alford has provided legal assistance to real estate owners and managers ranging from small landlords with two- and three-family homes to large corporate landlords and municipal housing authorities, including the Newton Housing Authority, which has allowed the firm to use its name as a satisfied client.

“Attorney Stuart Alford has represented us in multiple facets of the rental business, from initially setting up our business model to assisting us in closings on multi-family properties. We have also enlisted his services over the years in evicting, and getting financial judgments against problem tenants in a timely manner. Being a landlord in Massachusetts can be tricky, so it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side.” – Ted Thomas, Stoneham Realty

Insight Into The Needs Of Landlords

The landlord-tenant relationship is often subject to disputes. Problems can arise for a wide variety of reasons. Often, tenants fail to carefully read the leases they sign. Issues about security deposits are common. Conflicts might also pop up when someone leases a home, only to have the owner default on the mortgage.

Attorney Alford managed residential apartment buildings in Roslindale and Somerville for more than a decade. He handled all summary process and eviction matters, including:

  • Lease preparation
  • Evictions
  • Failure to maintain premises issues
  • Security deposit disputes
  • Rent increases
  • Breach of rental agreement

As a lawyer, Mr. Alford has utilized his personal experience as a landlord to aggressively seek the removal of tenants who were involved in illegal drug distribution and/or other dangerous activities. In many instances, the court ordered the tenants to remove themselves sooner than the time period that is permitted under normal summary process rules.

Dedicated. Detailed. Dependable.

If you have questions about landlord-tenant laws or need legal advice to protect your interests and enforce your rights as a landlord, call 617-802-7852 or contact the firm online to learn how attorney Alford’s work can benefit you and your business.