Pending Law H.5018 Proposes Tax Credits for Landlords

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. Tax credits for landlords. That is the latest proposal to make whole housing providers who have lost rental income from tenants who stopped paying rent this year, in part or full due to COVID-19 and the economic response. Under the provisions of bill 191 H.5018…

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The AFFH Rule, Fair Housing and Community Development

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. It’s too early to determine the full impact on fair housing that may result from the rescission this year of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. At the least, as a result of the rule’s rescission, communities in Massachusetts and across the country are…

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Local Ballots will have Transparency Question this November

By Kimberly Rau, MassLandlords Writer A question on several Massachusetts districts’ ballots this November will deal with government transparency at the state level. When voters select their presidential and representative candidates of choice, they will also be asked to vote for or against an initiative that would support making the…

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Thinking Eviction? Think Alternatives to Eviction

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. When the state’s moratorium on evictions ends – and it will eventually! – rather than getting before a judge to resolve tenant disputes, you might consider other, less arduous, alternatives to eviction. Whether your goal is to get your tenant to move out or to…

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Under the CDC Moratorium Is It Legal to Send a Notice to Quit?

By Peter Vickery, Esq., Legislative Affairs Counsel Some MassLandlords members are asking me, “Are we allowed to send a notice to quit after October 17?” Unless the Massachusetts Legislature passes a new law, the state-level eviction moratorium will expire the night of Saturday, October 17. At that point a different…

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Message Board Moratorium Bulletin from October 12 RE: End of State Eviction Moratorium, Start of CDC Moratorium

We have prepared the following detailed summary to discuss the end of the state eviction moratorium this Saturday October 17, the start of the CDC moratorium this Sunday, and the Governor’s announcement today of $171 million in additional funding for housing stability. Judicial Branch Changes Evictions for tenancies without nonpayment…

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Infinite Moratorium Bills 191 H.5018 S.2918

The rent cancellation bill has been redrafted into an infinite eviction moratorium, asking some owners to wait 20+ years to receive payment. Think we are using hyperbole? Check our math below. Despite incorporating some of our input concerning the legal obligation for full reimbursement, this bill remains an existential threat…

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Webinar Recordings of MassLandlords Events Available Online

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. Live webinars and webinar recordings from MassLandlords events serve as an essential resource for members and the public seeking information about renting and property ownership. In 2020, since the COVID-19 pandemic and response, and subsequent limitations on in-person gatherings, our webinars and webinar recordings have…

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