Director Joyce Nierodzinski’s Parting Thoughts

MassLandlords Director Joyce Nierodzinski will reach our form of term limits December 31, 2019. (Directors may serve an unlimited number of five-year terms but cannot serve consecutive terms.) Joyce was instrumental in reorganizing the Worcester Property Owners Association, Inc. from a local club with 150 members to the current state-wide…

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Letter from the Executive Director for December 2019

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This month I’ll share updates on certification, our annual business meeting and elections, and some meetings I’ve had to discuss policy in Boston. First, note that our first-in-the-nation Massachusetts-specific certification program is now live. Any member can become a Certified Massachusetts Landlord™ by logging in at MassLandlords.net/certification and agreeing to…

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MassLandlords Advises Tenants on High Rent

By Kimberly Rau, MassLandlords Writer Rent costs in Boston are up 2.3 percent over last year, with a two-bedroom rental averaging more than $2,100 a month and a single bedroom not far behind at around $1,700. Doug Quattrochi and Peter Shapiro of MassLandlords spoke with WCVB 5 on Nov. 5…

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Don’t Get Caught Up in a Rental Real Estate Scam

By Kimberly Rau, MassLandlords Writer As a landlord, you may not be thinking about rental scams. After all, most rental scams focus on making potential tenants the victims. Scammers place ads with too-good-to-be-true houses up for rent at a fraction of market value. The tenant wires money to hold the…

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Rent control, Right of first refusal Tues Jan 14

RSVP below. Thanks to our Property Rights Supporters, our early warning system has notified us of a major upcoming hearing: Tuesday, January 14, 10:30a to 3p State House, Gardner Auditorium Full list of bills being heard H.1252 An Act relative to advance rent and security deposits F. Jay Barrows H.1254…

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Candidates for Board of Directors in December 2019 Election

We have two candidates nominated and accepted for Board of Directors. One will be elected at our annual business meeting and annual election. Each candidate was asked to provide a 300-word statement of credentials and vision. Below are the statements each has provided. Michele Kasabula “I have been a Mass…

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MassLandlords Annual Business Meeting and Annual Elections

The MassLandlords annual business meeting and annual elections happen each year at a time and date set by the Board of Directors. Here is what you need to know about MassLandlords’ annual meeting and governance. What is MassLandlords? MassLandlords, Inc. is a Massachusetts nonprofit trade association recognized as tax exempt…

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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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