policy

Remembering Representative Chris Walsh

Last week, we were saddened to learn of the death of State Representative Chris Walsh, who was an architect by profession, a strong supporter of sensible land-use laws, and a champion of our organization’s rent-escrow bill. Those of us who had the pleasure of getting to know him will fondly…

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MassDEP Preparing to Define Water Conservation for Irrigation Systems

Attorney Robert Brown invited MassLandlords to participate in stakeholder meetings about MGL Chapter 21 Section 67, which mandates that MassDEP should issue new regulations requiring sprinklers and more to be shut off when it’s raining. MassDEP is looking for input on how to define “newly installed” and “renovated” irrigation systems;…

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Judge William Abrashkin Shares Perspective on Public Service

Judge William “Hank” Abrashkin shared his perspective on a lifetime of public service at the MassLandlords Longmeadow event on February 8. “Public service doesn’t mean sacrifice,” Judge Abrashkin said. MassLandlords marketing for the event had called him a celebrity, in reference to his decision as Executive Director of the Springfield…

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Just Cause Eviction Hearing 2018 Jan 30

The following email was sent to MassLandlords subscribers at 10 am. A descendant of rent control, the Jim Brooks Stabilization Act aka Just Cause Eviction, is being heard Tuesday, January 30 (tomorrow) at 1pm in room A-2 at the State House. The title “Just Cause” is both misleading and ironic.…

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First Semiannual Policy Forum Mobilizes Landlords for Rent Escrow

The first MassLandlords Policy Forum mobilized testimony for rent escrow. The next forum is scheduled for April 14, 2018. On Saturday, September 23, thirteen owners and managers from around Massachusetts attended the first Semiannual MassLandlords Policy Forum in Southbridge. The event coordinated grassroots outreach to support Rent Escrow bill H.980.…

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