Right of First Refusal Vetoed

The letter below was sent to members around 11pm January 14, 2021. — Hello MassLandlords Reader, We learned at 7:58 this evening, confirmed approximately one hour later, that the right of first refusal (section 83 of 191-H5250) has been vetoed by the Governor. At time of sending, there has been…

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Early Warning System Shows Lack of State House Bill Transparency

MassLandlords staff have completed a review of the Early Warning System (EWS) as applied to housing-related bills posted to MALegislature.gov. Since EWS went live September 29, 2019, we have received notice of 76 updates to housing bills. Excluding outliers, the average backdate was 1.7 business days, meaning material is published…

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Weekly Housing Court Eviction Data Published by MassLandlords

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. Predictions of an “eviction tsunami” in Massachusetts following the expiration of the state eviction moratorium in October have flooded media reports since early June. But data recently published by MassLandlords and the Massachusetts Trial Court show eviction case filings for the eight weeks ending December…

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The Horror of Curbside Evictions? Not in Massachusetts

By Kimberly Rau, MassLandlords writer Any landlord in Massachusetts is probably somewhat familiar with its eviction laws. The state is clear about what’s considered lawful when it comes to handling an evicted tenant’s belongings: Even if they leave things behind, you may not simply put their possessions on the sidewalk…

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Renting to Roommates: Pros, Cons and Other Considerations

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. Renting to roommates can mean many different things, depending on your specific scenario. It can be a win-win situation if your tenant needs help with rent, there’s ample space, and you, as landlord, are involved throughout the process. But renting to roommates can also become…

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Is RAFT COVID $10k Optional for Landlords?

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. Landlords should beware of a potentially problematic legal gray area built into the language of the RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition) COVID $10,000 option. Despite statements from the Baker-Polito administration and our best efforts at clarification, we are unable to verify that the…

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