Monthly Archives: December 2003

Bolognas “win” bankruptcy

Persisting horror of rent control

The Bolognas finally won!

You mean, they didn’t go bankrupt?
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No. They did go bankrupt. Believe it or not, that’s what Vinnie and Laura Bologna wanted. They are the owners of a lovely Victoriai home … Read More “Bolognas “win” bankruptcy”

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Rent control repeal fizzles in New York

After months of speculation that New York would phase out rent control, the state’s legislature passed an eleventh hour compromise this past June that kept rent regulation in New York City, giving owners a few concessions.

An existing provision called … Read More “Rent control repeal fizzles in New York”

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Small property owners in California

By Skip and Lenore Schloming

In rent-controlled Santa Monica, California, a landlord was recently required to pay a tenant $250 for the cost of therapy the tenant claimed he needed for the “trauma” of having to move out of his … Read More “Small property owners in California”

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Crazy condo law is Back-Door Rent Control

924240_enterHere is more proof. We have complained many times in this newsletter about the nationwide network of legal services organizations who take state and federal tax dollars, United Way charity funds, and IOLTA money (a hidden tax system) and spend … Read More “Crazy condo law is Back-Door Rent Control”

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BINDING Cambridge Question 1 INITIATIVE PETITION

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1. Preamble
2. Declaration of Emergency
3. Effective date, revocation, and reacceptance
4. Definitions:

  • Rental Units
  • Controlled Rental Units
  • Rent
  • Services
  • Expiring Use Housing

5. Rent Board.
6. Maximum Rent.
7. Maximum Rent Adjustment.
8. Rent Adjustment Hearings.Read More “BINDING Cambridge Question 1 INITIATIVE PETITION”

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