Massachusetts vs. the World: No Stoves Required in California

By Kimberly Rau, MassLandlords Writer The Massachusetts State Sanitary Code (otherwise known as 105 CMR 40) is pretty clear about what kitchen appliances are required for landlords to provide their tenants. “Every dwelling unit…shall contain suitable space to store, prepare and serve foods in a sanitary manner,” section 410.100 states.…

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How Does Transportation Affect Housing?

By Kimberly Rau, MassLandlords writer It’s no secret that some areas of Massachusetts, particularly Boston, are pricey places to rent or buy property. In fact, a recent study places Boston third on the list of the most expensive rental markets in the country (ranking behind San Francisco and New York…

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September Notice for 2020 Annual Business Meeting and Elections

MassLandlords, Inc. is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association. Our mission is to create better rental housing in Massachusetts by helping current, new, and prospective landlords run profitable, compliant, quality businesses. We are democratically governed by our annual election for the statewide Board of Directors, as well as our ongoing policy…

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New HUD Guidance on Assistance Animals, Certificates Bought Online

By Peter Vickery, Esq., Legislative Affairs Counsel As readers know, the anti-discrimination laws require landlords to make exceptions to a no-animals policy if a tenant requests an exception as a reasonable accommodation for a disability. Landlords are allowed to ask for evidence that the person has a disability and that…

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Cash for Keys – Could it Work for You?

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. Cash for keys may soon be on the rise. It’s an idea that might appeal to many landlords who want to incentivize tenants to leave their rentals and avoid a drawn out eviction process. Cash for keys, in concept, is a simple, straightforward process, legal…

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Housing and Planning Group Proposes Expansion of RAFT Program

By Kimberly Rau, MassLandlords Writer The Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) has proposed an emergency budget recommendation to put an additional $50 million towards funding the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program. The proposal, which was sent to the Massachusetts House and Senate in May, focuses on…

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Letter from the Executive Director for August 2020: Political Opportunism

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In July the forces arrayed against consensus-oriented policy worked furiously to achieve partisan goals before the end of the legislative session. None passed, but now the session has been extended through to January. All the worst ideas therefore remain under consideration, requiring sustained opposition from housing providers. The eviction moratorium…

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