Early Warning System Offers Automatic Notification of City and State Announcements

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. MassLandlords members can now automatically track pending legislation, regulation and policy changes, open hearing announcements and other important issues by signing up for a new notification system implemented this month. Once you opt in, this notification tool—which we refer to as an “early warning system”—will…

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New Contractor Form Could Help You on Your Next Project

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. MassLandlords members can now automatically track pending legislation, regulation and policy changes, open hearing announcements and other important issues by signing up for a new notification system implemented this month. Once you opt in, this notification tool—which we refer to as an “early warning system”—will…

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Attorney Schrier Discusses the Tenant Protection Act aka Rent Control

Attorney Stuart Schrier presented at MassLandlords Cambridge on June 18, 2019 to discuss the Tenant Protection Act, 191-H3924-HD1100, aka the rent control bill. This is a summary of that conversation. Any errors are MassLandlords’ own. Policy Background Attorney Schrier started his talk by drawing an analogy with the high cost…

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Landlords: Take the Use and Occupancy Motion Survey

By Kimberly Rau, MassLandlords Writer MassLandlords has created a Use and Occupancy Motion Survey to collect information about the impact of Davis v Comerford. Please fill out this survey any time you have requested use and occupancy payments, regardless of the outcome. Where Use and Occupancy Matters Use and occupancy…

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Attention Lawmakers! Attention Tenants! An Open Letter

By Sherri Way, President MWPOA, Realtor at Keller Williams, Landlord Attention lawmakers! Attention tenants! Do you want to provide affordable housing to those who really need it? If the answer to this question is yes, then you need to work with landlords instead of imposing legislation that works against landlords.…

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Should Natural Gas be Banned in New Construction?

In July Berkeley, CA became the first municipality in the country to ban natural gas infrastructure in new construction (effective January 1, 2020). Meanwhile in colder Massachusetts, natural gas continues to be the go-to choice for developers, new construction, and many renovations. Was it right to ban natural gas in…

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Annual Elections 2019: Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2019 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…

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Letter from the Executive Director for October 2019

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September was busy. I can offer a public service announcement about municipal elections, updates on certification, and several political updates. First, by way of public announcement, municipal elections are coming up in November, and we have so far seen historically low participation. Boston had less than 12% turnout for the…

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