Author Archives: Skip Schloming

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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.

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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.

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Here is Your Ticket to FREE Rent

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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

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The new law – with important parts highlighted

Chapter 417 of the Acts of 2004

AN ACT AUTHORIZING WATER SUBMETERING

IN RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

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