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Your Renters’ Winter Responsibilities

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. Protecting your rentals from the potential destruction of cold temperatures, ice and snow and occasional high winds is a collaboration between landlords and tenants, and your renters’ winter responsibilities should be made clear before disaster strikes. There are several preventative steps you and your renters…

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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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