In late August 2017 MassLandlords was forwarded a memo dated June 14, 2017 announcing a comprehensive rewrite of the state sanitary code. Although the memo attributes the work to “key stakeholders,” MassLandlords did not know whether any stakeholder was a property owner or manager. It is vital that property owners and managers review these changes and send feedback to us so that we can submit written testimony on your behalf.
The rewrite is grounded in good intentions, including the desire to remove obsolete references to other codes, to increase readability, and to reduce confusion. There are also many proposed changes that MassLandlords has not had time to evaluate, including: requiring stoves, mandating quarterly pest inspections, and changes to rooming house square footage requirements. It is not known whether any landlords were consulted on these changes.
Please review the redline and provide us comments no later than September 29, 2017 so that we may submit written testimony on owners’ behalf prior to the second hearing date on October 4, 2017.
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Please send information and testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, if you are especially motivated, you may wish to present your testimony in person:
- September 13, 2017, 1:00pm, 250 Washington St, Boston, MA
- October 4, 2017, 1:00pm, 23 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA
or send it on your own behalf by emailing Reg.Testimony@state.ma.us