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Rent Collection Pilot Opened to All Members

MassLandlords has affiliated with RentHelper, Inc. on a niche rent collection service for low-tech, high-touch renters. RentHelper helps low educational attainment, cash-flow challenged renters pay rent electronically without use of a computer and with minimal risk of overdraft. With the service, payments are accelerated, can be adjusted to match renter…

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40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

Owners should review their fire extinguishers against the recall list and return affected items for replacement. As reported by the Boston Globe, Kidde has issued a recall of 37.8 million US fire extinguishers and another 2.7 million Canada extinguishers. When you try to use affected models, they will either work…

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Engineered Lumber Suspected in Waltham, Dorchester Conflagrations

Cause remains unknown. Builders using engieneered lumber should read APA Guidelines for fire-ratings. Similar fires in Dorchester and Waltham may have been accelerated by engineered lumber. Both sites were under construction and are now total losses. The Dorchester fire began on June 28 as a result of a generator’s exhaust…

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