This presentation will look at the long-standing prohibition in Massachusetts on charging fees other than first, last, security, and locks. A recent decision has wide-ranging implications for our interpretation of General Law Chapter 186 Section 15b. We will review:
- What the law said before October 28, 2021
- Fleming v. Greystar Management Services, L.P.
- What the law still says (what the decision does not change)
- How we can interpret the decision with respect to ongoing charges in addition to rent
- Whether the decision can be appealed
- Whether you should charge pet rent, or if it's best to include as many things in "the rent" as possible
Attendees will leave knowing whether and when to update their processes to cite this new case and possibly to charge pet rent, renter's insurance, amenity fees, and more.
Part of this presentation will be given by attorney Adam Sherwin. Adam is an experienced real estate litigator with years of experience representing landlords, property owners, and other real estate professionals. He has extensive experience litigating real estate disputes before judges and juries and has obtained favorable decisions from the Massachusetts Appeals Court and District Court Appellate Division. He is also a long-time crash course instructor at the Cambridge headquarters and now virtually over zoom.
Networking time will be moderated by Patrick Sullivan. Patrick has been an avid landlord since 2007 primarily focusing on multi families in the greater Worcester area. Having worked in high level IT his whole life he looks at things from a different perspective which he applies to real estate. He became a Real Estate agent in 2015 and now primarily focuses on Sober living facilities for people recently out of drug and alcohol treatment centers.
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Open to attendees statewide
You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are.
Thursday, Dec 9th
Virtual Meeting Agenda
- 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
- 5:40pm Business Update
- 6:00pm Pet rent
- 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends
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Topic: Pet Rent Virtual Meeting December 9, 2021 Time: Dec 9, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89941350490 Meeting ID: 899 4135 0490 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 899 4135 0490 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbDkuGBEyf
Open to the public. Membership is not required!
- Contemporaneous participation:
- Public: $21
- Members: $7
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Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to Pet Rent.
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