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Tax Liens Posted on Feb 19

Cities and towns in Massachusetts, in an effort to collect back taxes, have the right to file a lien against a property owner in the Registry of Deeds. Municipalities can later foreclose the rights of owners to redeem the property (to get clear title to   …Continue Reading Tax Liens

Lifting the Cloud on Foreclosed Properties Posted on Dec 18

Recently Governor Baker signed into law chapter 141 of the Acts of 2015 giving homeowners three years to challenge a residential foreclosure.   The legislation was drafted in response to a 2011 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision. In U.S. Bank National Association v. Ibanez  the court decided that   …Continue Reading Lifting the Cloud on Foreclosed Properties

Consumer Assistance with Unlawful Foreclosures Posted on Apr 28

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General brought suit in 2011 against four banks for allegedly violating the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (G.L. c. 93A, §§ 2 and 4) by foreclosing on homes before receiving an assignment of the mortgage. Pursuant to Chapter 194 of   …Continue Reading Consumer Assistance with Unlawful Foreclosures