Annual Elections 2018: Nominations Open

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…

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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…

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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…

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Review of 2018 Massachusetts Ballot Questions, New Law

Three questions will appear on the 2018 ballot. Although they do not directly address real estate, additional ballot questions were preempted by the legislature and have now been worked into a new law that owners and managers of small businesses should know about. Question 1: Healthcare A “yes” on Question…

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How to Gain Access to a Rented Apartment

By Peter Shapiro, the Good Landlord Consulting Has your tenant made you furious by refusing to let you into your own property? If so, welcome to the club! Given the many exchanges on our Google message boards on this topic, let’s review how access works according to the law and…

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Letter from the Executive Director for September 2018

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In August we prepared for our 2018 – 2019 event season, continued work on the directory revamp, and maintained all of our processes for member service. For this event season, we have prepared a bimonthly postcard. Members in good standing “near” an event location may receive a postcard showing all…

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Landlord Input Requested: Why Solar? Or Why Not?

MassLandlords and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) hope to learn what we can do to help you move towards solar as a primary power or heat source for your buildings. The MassCEC is a state economic development agency dedicated to accelerating the growth of the clean energy sector across…

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