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Christopher Saccardi

Somerville Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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  1. Motions to Compel in Housing Court

    Written by attorney Christopher Saccardi, about 3 years ago.

    Motions to Compel are commonly used when an opposing party fails to respond adequately or at all to discovery requests. Such a motion is basically a request that the judge order the other party to provide the information and/or documents requested. A court order can be very usefu...

  2. An Overview of a Motion to Issue Execution in Massachusetts

    Written by attorney Christopher Saccardi, about 3 years ago.

    This is a motion filed by a landlord to request that the court issue an Execution, which is a document that allows the landlord to recover possession of the premises and to collect any damages that have been awarded to the landlord as a result of the eviction action. Execution...

  3. Vacating a Default Judgment in a Summary Process Eviction in Massachusetts

    Written by attorney Christopher Saccardi, about 3 years ago.

    When a party misses a court date, they run the risk that the court may rule for the other side by default. In the case of a tenant who misses their hearing date for a summary process eviction, for example, a default judgment against the tenant would likely give the landlord ...

  4. Boston Housing Court

    Written by attorney Christopher Saccardi, about 3 years ago.

    Boston Housing Court The following is a compilation of some useful information about the Boston Housing Court. Potential litigants may also be interested my overview of summary process evictions, which applies to all of the housing courts in Massachusetts, and which is also poste...

  5. Security Deposit Law in Massachusetts

    Written by attorney Christopher Saccardi, about 3 years ago.

    The following is a brief overview of the security deposit law in Massachusetts. It is not meant to be comprehensive, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice. For more detailed information about the security deposit law and about how it may apply to your particular case, you ...

  6. Requirements for Lawfully Withholding Rent in Massachusetts

    Written by attorney Christopher Saccardi, over 3 years ago.

    The following is a brief overview of the requirements for lawfully withholding rent. It is important to note that every case is different and most tenants may benefit from speaking to an attorney to make sure that the conditions in their apartment do, in fact, violate the State S...

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  7. An Overview of Massachusetts Summary Process Evictions

    Written by attorney Christopher Saccardi, over 3 years ago.

    The following is a brief overview of many of the stepsinvolved in a typical Summary Process Eviction in Massachusetts, including some of the procedures at the Massachusetts Housing Courts. Please note that this description is for informational purposes only, is not meant to be co...

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