Massachusetts Property and Real Estate Laws
Property and real estate laws affect renters and landlords as well as home owners (or prospective home owners). Most states, including Massachusetts, have "homestead" protection laws allowing property owners to protect a small parcel of property from creditors and adverse possession laws, which allow "continuous trespassers" to gain title to an otherwise abandoned piece of real estate. Additionally, Massachusetts law mandates that security deposits for rentals be returned within 30 days of the lease termination. To learn more about Massachusetts property and real estate laws, click on a topic below.