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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Massachusetts Halts Evictions & Forelosures, While Allowing Remote Notarizations

Within the last ten days, Governor Charlie Baker has signed into law two new acts intended to address the significant economic and legal disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the Commonwealth’s state of emergency response.

The first, An Act Providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During the COVID-19 Emergency, does just what its title states.

The second, An Act Providing for Virtual Notarization to Address Challenges Related to COVID-19, is more limited and is intended to promote, rather than restrict, legal action.

This alert outlines key provisions of and guidance for complying with these new laws. Read more…