AVOID PAYING YOUR TENANTS TREBLE DAMAGES AND ATTORNEY'S FEES FOR MISHANDLNIG THEIR SECURITY DEPOSIT If you handle security deposits, you must have this authoritative and critical information to plot a course around the many pitfalls of this extremely harsh law. An expert in the field, Mr. Ward has practiced for over thirty-two years in this area of law. He has authored consumer pamphlets describing landlords' and tenants' rights for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has taught the subject in law school. He has lectured on the subject to judges, landlords, lawyers, brokers, managers, and tenants. Mr. Ward has spoken on TV about landlord and tenant law and he literally wrote the book: Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Practice: Law and Forms.