Recent News Stories Pile onto Landlords

“Landlord” in newspaper headlines is usually a dirty word. Subscriptions to the print edition of our newsletter support even-handed housing journalism. One landlord in Georgia recently made international headlines when the fire department evacuated tenants from their second-floor apartments. If the reporter had done their job, the story might have…

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How to Get a Bat out of an Apartment

A DIY article for landlords wanting to know how to get a bat out of an apartment. Discusses permanent exclusion as well. Of all the vermin, bats can be the most terrifying. They can also be the most difficult and costly. In this article, we’ll cover bat basics, tips and…

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Ford’s Pest of the Month: House Mice

Mice contaminate our crops and spread various diseases by biting us and leaving urine and feces on surfaces. They can also introduce fleas, carry ticks infected with Lyme Disease and carry an assortment of mites. Mice also carry Hantavirus, which causes severe respiratory infections in humans. Mice love to gnaw…

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DIY Guide to Fall Prevention: Roof Safety Tips

These roof safety tips and OSHA ladder safety explained will help DIY landlords be safe, or else decide to hire. We all know that houses break over time. Roofs, chimneys, and gutters are no exception. Big jobs qualify for professional assistance, but what about the jobs too small to get…

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Letter from the Executive Director for September 2017

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September marks the start of our 2017-2018 event season. We and our partner groups are putting on eight events this month: six regular monthly meetings, a crash course, and our first ever policy forum. MassLandlords’ mission is to create better rental housing by helping new, current, and prospective owners run…

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Sweeping Rewrite of State Sanitary Code, No Landlord Input?

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In late August 2017 MassLandlords was forwarded a memo dated June 14, 2017 announcing a comprehensive rewrite of the state sanitary code. Although the memo attributes the work to “key stakeholders,” MassLandlords did not know whether any stakeholder was a property owner or manager. It is vital that property owners…

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Letter from the Executive Director for August 2017

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In August we took two important steps, one related to events, another related to policy machinery. On our events page, we rolled out a new calendar view. This shows at a glance all the great MassLandlords events happening around Massachusetts. Under the hood, we have also identified a shopping cart…

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