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COVID-19 Landlord/Tenant Resource Page

About This Page

This page was released on April 28th, 2020. The main purpose of this page is to provide landlords and tenants the resources they need to navigate the new challenges we are faced with due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Dear Tenants and Landlords,

We put this page together as an information source for all of you. I want to remind everyone on both sides, including landlords and tenants that this is a difficulty time for everyone.  Many people are unemployed, having trouble paying rent, many people are having trouble paying mortgages and it s very important that we all communicate with one another to be upfront about the current situation. 

Some of the links, blogs, and videos below will assist you in navigating this problem.  If you don’t find what you need please feel free to reach out to us.

-Anthony Lamacchia, Owner LPM

COVID-19 Blogs

During this inconsistent and ever-changing time here are some recent resources to help you understand what is happening and keep you informed.

HOA Meeting Minutes: Templates and Requirements in MA

Meeting minutes are an essential aspect of governance and administration within Homeowners Associations (HOAs) in Massachusetts. They serve as a formal record of the discussions and decisions made during HOA board meetings, committee meetings, and general membership meetings. For property management companies, understanding the importance of meeting minutes, how to effectively prepare them, and their

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Security Deposits in Massachusetts: Everything You Need to Know

Obtaining a security deposit is common in the Massachusetts rental and real estate industry. Sadly, property damage is an unavoidable part of life for landlords and property managers. In Massachusetts, security deposits protect the owner or manager if the tenant fails to follow the lease agreement. However, there are rules and standard procedures for what

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Landlord/Tenant Video Updates

Anthony will provide video updates on how to handle this fluid time as well as update on new rental assistance programs that have passed. Keep up to date and stay informed!

Tenant Resources

Tenants, be sure to keep up with the government-assisted programs that are being developed and passed to ensure financial aide to those in need.

Landlord Mortgage Assistance Section

As of Wednesday, March 25th, The Division of Banks on behalf of Governor Baker called for all regulated financial institutions to follow new guidance to accommodate borrowers who are affected by COVID-19 and cannot make timely payments. These actions include:

  • 60-day postponement of foreclosures;

  • 60-or-more day grace period for late mortgage payments that includes waiving late fees, online payment fees, and reporting to credit agencies;

  • Offering borrowers an additional 60-day grace period to complete trial loan modifications;

  • Ensuring the consistent availability of account management and customer service capabilities for borrowers, even if the mortgage servicer closes its office; and

  • Providing proactive outreach to borrowers explaining what assistance they offer.

 Click here to learn more.

Mortgage Servicer Information

If you are concerned about paying your mortgage, be proactive and contact your mortgage company right away.  Many of them are allowing delay of payments until summer without impacting credit.  Be sure to CONFIRM DIRECTLY WITH THEM and don’t take it from us.

Landlord Resources

Landlords, be sure to keep up with the government-assisted programs that are being developed and passed to ensure financial aide to those in need.

State Resource Links