Condominiums

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts does not have any jurisdiction or regulatory oversight over Condominiums.

Condominiums are privately owned, managed and governed through the terms set forth in the Master Condominium Documents, deed and by-laws and Chapter 183A of the Mass. General Laws.

Legal resources

Questions about the condominium law, condominium trusts and associations, interpretations of condo documents, and the rights and responsibilities of condo owners are all legal in nature and should be directed to an attorney with real estate experience, including condominium law. You may call the Mass Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at (617) 654-0400 or (866) 627-7577.

You may also qualify for another legal resource, MassLegalServices. Their Legal Resource Finder search results will give you contact information for legal aid programs, nonprofits, government agencies and court programs that may be able to help you with your legal issue for free or at a low cost. It will also give you links to legal information and self-help materials. Typically, their services are catered towards individuals and families of low incomes, so you may wish to review your eligibility

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New England Chapter Community Associations Institute (CAI-NE)

There is an entity in Massachusetts called the CAI-NE that may also be helpful in directing you to the proper resources. Community Associations Institute (CAI) provides education and resources for community associations across the country. Through a multidisciplinary membership, CAI brings together experts to develop solutions that help take the guesswork out of community association management, operations and governance. Condominium Dispute Resolution (CDR) is an alternative dispute resolution organization established under the aegis of the New England Chapter of Community Associations Institute in order to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising in community associations including condominium and cooperatives. Offering both arbitration and mediation services facilitated by trained neutrals, CDR is available to CAI members and nonmembers.

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