Evictions Archive

“Just Cause Eviction” = unjust RENT CONTROL

Just Cause Eviction = unjust RENT FREEZE  “Marriage with no divorce clause” Who would be affected by Just Cause Eviction? Many small property owners in Boston make a part-time or full-time living and feed their family with a small collection of rental units, from 7 up to 10 or 12 or even more units. These owners do [&hellip

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Click Here to Voice Your Opinion Now – Contact Boston Mayor and City Councilors

COUNCILORS’ LIKELY POSITIONS ON JUST CAUSE EVICTION ARE IN CAPITAL LETTERS AFTER THEIR NAMES. PLEASE CONTACT THE UNDECIDED ONES FIRST. BOSTON MAYOR  Marty Walsh 617-635-4500 Mayor@boston.gov  YES, HE IS SPONSOR! BOSTON CITY COUNCILORS Michelle Wu, President At-Large 617-635-3115 Michelle.Wu@boston.gov All of Boston  UNDECIDED LEANING STRONGLY TO YES Michael F. Flaherty At-Large 617-635-4205 Michael.F.Flaherty@boston.gov All of Boston [&hellip

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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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