Recent News and Alerts

  • Feb 01, 2018

    Court Provides Clarification on Security Deposit Damages

    In an October, 2017 decision by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, in the case of Scott Phillips v. Equity Residential Management, L.L.C., the Court provided clarification as to which violations will trigger treble damages under the Act.
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  • Aug 21, 2017

    Attorney Ken Krems Featured in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Article on Landlord-Tenant Case

    On July 31, 2017, Attorney Ken Krems in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly front page article, “Tax foreclosure doesn’t change tenant-at-will status.”
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  • May 03, 2017

    Attorney Ken Krems Featured in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Article on the New Marijuana Law

    On April 24, 2017, Attorney Ken Krems was featured on the front page of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, in its article “Landlord-tenant bar busy tackling ‘legal pot’ issue.” Attorney Krems, a leader in the field of real estate law who represents more than 20 companies managing approximately 15,000 apartments in Massachusetts, was interviewed by the news publication regarding the legal implications facing property managers following Massachusetts’ legalization of marijuana.
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  • Dec 05, 2016

    Attorney Scott Carman Elected Chairman of the Medford Zoning Board of Appeals

    Congratulations to Attorney Scott Carman who was recently elected Chairman of the City of Medford's Zoning Board of Appeals. Scott is in the first year of his three year term since joining the Board of Appeals in April 2016.
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  • Nov 29, 2016

    Real Estate Management Advisory: What To Do About Recreational Marijuana?

    Now that the ballot question on recreational marijuana has been approved, the question for landlords is what can they do about this and what rights do they have.
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  • Nov 01, 2016

    Attorney Ken Krems Recognized as a 2016 New England Super Lawyer













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  • Jul 20, 2016

    Attorney Ken Krems Published in Baystate Apartment Owner on Domestic Violence Issues in Housing

    In their Summer 2016 issue, Baystate Apartment Owner published Attorney Krems' article "Domestic Violence: Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords & Victims."

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  • Jul 18, 2016

    Attorney Ken Krems Discusses New HUD Guidance in REBA News

    In their June 2016 issue, the Real Estate Bar Association newsletter published Attorney Krems' article "Criminal history screening procedures focus of newly issued HUD guidance."
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  • May 04, 2016

    RHA hosts Congressman Joe Kennedy to Discuss Housing Issues

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  • May 03, 2016

    Real Estate Management Advisory: HUD Issues Guidance on Criminal History Screening Procedures

    On April 4, 2016, HUD issued guidance regarding landlords' ability to deny applicants based upon criminal history.
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  • Feb 03, 2016

    To Smoke Or Not To Smoke: Medical Marijuana in Apartments

    Article by Ken Krems in Bay State Apartment Owner Publication, 3rd Quarter, 2015
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  • Nov 25, 2014

    Real Estate Management Advisory

    Updates from the Shaevel & Krems Real Estate Management team
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