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Rent Withholding

If a tenant claims an owner is not putting any money into the house, the tenant’s rent money should go into the house, not into the tenant’s pocket. Massachusetts law, as in many states, lets the tenant pocket the money. It’s a rip-off. It’s a law that is wrecking owners, wrecking housing, wrecking neighborhoods. Featured [&hellip

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Are landlord-tenant laws creating SLUMS?

Housing inspectors tell their experiences We did not go to the inner city. We visited small towns in the countryside. We interviewed local housing inspectors. Every day they go into many homes. Usually it’s the worst housing around. What turns buildings into slums? Do the laws help or hurt? They all agreed: rent withholding, a [&hellip

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Here is Your Ticket to FREE Rent

A simple electrical cover plate is your ticket to free rent. It’s just like the ones in your apartment.   INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF COVER PLATE 1. Simply unscrew one of the electrical cover plates in your apartment from the wall. Presto! A code violation. 2. Now call the health inspector to redeem your free-rent [&hellip

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Boston approves massive new inspections

December 31, 2012 Ignoring many valid objections, including the fact that it is unconstitutional and will hurt lower-income neighborhoods, the Boston City Council passed an ordinance first proposed by Mayor Thomas Menino that requires registration and inspection of most apartments in the city, including rented condominiums. It would apply to 140,000 units, exempting only owner-occupied [&hellip

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