Southbridge Virtual Meeting Mon Feb 1: The Tenant’s Right of First Refusal

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A tenant’s right of first refusal means that when a landlord wants to sell a rented property the tenants must first be informed and then given the right to purchase the property before it can be sold to any other party.

A bill from the Massachusetts state legislature enacting this concept into law was vetoed by Governor Baker in mid-January; the issue therefore is moot – at least for now. However, tenant’s rights advocates will probably be working to put this on the agenda for the new legislative session.

That being the case, it will be helpful for all of us to have the concept explained in detail from a legal standpoint, the impact such legislation might have on the small-time landlord, and the ripple effects such a law might have on the affordable housing market and the real estate industry in general.

Attorney Jordana Roubicek Greenman has a deep knowledge of housing court procedures and is well-respected for aggressively advocating for clients' goals. In addition to being a mentor for landlord / tenant law, she is member of both the Real Estate Council for the Mass. Bar Association and the Real Estate Bar Association for whom she is a frequent speaker. Attorney Greenman has been awarded "Rising Star" designation in Super Lawyers magazine, is a columnist for Massachusetts Lawyers Journal and Real Estate Bar Association News, and regularly leads legal seminars for first-time homebuyers and small property owners.

PLEASE NOTE: Given the current COVID-19 precautions, we have decided to hold our January, February, and March meetings via ZOOM. Following our March meeting, we will reassess the pandemic situation and decide whether or not it’s safe to go back to meeting in person.

All members whose dues are up to date will be sent a link to the meeting via email. From that email, all you have to do is click on the link and it will bring you to the meeting.

Monday, February 1st

SWCLA Meeting Agenda

  • 7:00p Meeting Start
  • 8:00p Meeting wrap-up


Zoom Meeting Location:

Zoom meeting information will be emailed on the day of the event and viewable online.


Open to SWCLA Members only. Pay annual dues then free.

This event is operated by volunteers.


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