Monthly Archives: January 2013

Attacks landlord with frying pan

February 2008

One serious problem with our state’s rent withholding law is that it causes fierce, vicious fights between landlords and their tenants. On top of that, since the law stops the eviction process, it often forces these fighting landlords Read More “Attacks landlord with frying pan”

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On this page

Here you will find some of the many eviction horror stories we have profiled in the SPOA Newsletter over the years. They all involve the “free rent trick.” Click on the “Eviction issues” tab to read about the general legal … Read More “On this page”

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About this page

Here we discuss the issues involved in evictions in Massachusetts, which are often similar to other parts of the country. Click on the “Eviction horror stories” tab to read actual cases from the dozens of horror stories we have reported … Read More “About this page”

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A T T E N T I O N: 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. … Read More “A T T E N T I O N: Here is your ticket to free rent”

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Code violations cited in free rent trick

Below is a list of code violations cited against landlords on behalf of tenants playing the free rent trick, showing how minor the violations are. Only a few are serious ones. None of them justifies not paying the entire rent. Read More “Code violations cited in free rent trick”

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