Eviction Issues 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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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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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 over the years. It’s all the “free rent trick,” and many tenants know how to [&hellip

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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. It’s one screw. Presto! A code violation. 2. Now call the health inspector to redeem [&hellip

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