Massachusetts Law About Tenants in Foreclosed Buildings
- MGL c.186, s.13A Tenants deemed to be tenants at will upon foreclosure
- MGL c.186A Tenant Protections in Foreclosed Properties.
- PL 111-22 Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009
Federal National Mortgage Association v. Nunez, 460 Mass. 511 (2011). "We conclude that the provision of the act that prevents eviction without just cause is properly applied to protect all residential tenants on foreclosed properties who, on or after August 7, 2010, had yet to vacate or be removed from the premises by an eviction, even where the owner purchased the property before the act's effective date, and initiated a summary process action before that date. "
Tenants Have New Rights After Foreclosure, Mass. Legal Help, October 2010. Explains the protections provided by the new MGL c.186A.
Note: The sources below were all written before the effective date of MGL c.186A. We've included them because they still provide some helpful information, but please be sure to read them in conjunction with the new law.
Information for Tenants in Foreclosed Buildings, Mass. Attorney General. Describes tenants' rights in foreclosure, with links to laws and valuable resources.
What Tenants in Foreclosed Buildings Should Know, City of Boston. Provides a list of basic tips and information for tenants.