HUD Wants to Hear from You on Section 8, Fair Housing

By Peter Vickery, Legislative Affairs Counsel In August, Ben Carson, Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced two measures of interest to landlords: first, a new Landlord Task Force to address concerns about the Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8; and second, a…

Read More »

Help, My House Burned Down! What to do After a Fire

It’s something we hope you never need to know, but if you do, this article will help you recover after your house or building has a partial fire loss or burns down entirely. This article is inspired by the educational event on May 9, 2018 in which Bay State Restoration…

Read More »

YOUR MESSAGE TO HUD

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued notice of a proposed amendment to its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations (see “HUD Wants to Hear from You”). One of the questions HUD is asking is this: “What changes to the regulations could help further the policies of…

Read More »

Findings Unfounded: Appeals Court reverses $55K Housing Court Judgment

By Peter Vickery, Legislative Affairs Counsel The case of Lindquist v. Stella started in June 2016 as a no-cause eviction in the Central Division of the Housing Court in Worcester. The tenant (represented by Community Legal Aid) promptly counterclaimed for violation of the warranty of habitability, discrimination, retaliation, illegal utility…

Read More »

Letter from the Executive Director for October 2018

letter from the executive director, logo

This month’s update covers the Directory Revamp, the benefits of membership, and our year-end elections. In mid-September the Directory Revamp beta test was started with MassLandlords staff. At time of writing, we were one week delayed in the planned release to member beta testers. We hadn’t set a specific date…

Read More »

Annual Elections 2018: Nominations Open

picture of our rental real estate networking and training nametags

Nominations are now open for the 2018 annual elections. Each year in December we elect a member to the Board of Directors, and we also recognize a non-member with the MassLandlords Good Neighbor Award. Submit nominations now so we can communicate with everyone to appear on the ballot. Board of…

Read More »

Banned In Boston: Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals

Peter Vickery, Legislative Affairs Counsel Boston is banning short-term residential rentals by some (but not all) property owners. By way of a measure titled – ironically, some might say – “an ordinance allowing short-term residential rentals” the city council and mayor are hoping to stamp out one particular form of…

Read More »

Charlie Knight Interviewed

On July 19, 2018, MassLandlords Executive Director Doug Quattrochi interviewed long-time Springfield member Charlie Knight about his lived experience with homelessness, his views as a director of a deluxe SRO, his role as a civic leader, and his wishes for civic reform in the Commonwealth. The video is freely available…

Read More »

Advertisement

Grossman's Bargain Outlet landlord program banner ad yellow red

Advertisement

pro-tech pest control worcester and framingham

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hampton Properties LLC Ad 2015_06_29