Category Archives: Eviction Issues

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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Are landlord-tenant laws creating SLUMS?

The state and our cities and our towns spend millions paying housing inspectors to keep housing in good shape. And then the state cuts off their legs — by encouraging rent withholding that makes it impossible to improve (or even … Read More “Are landlord-tenant laws creating SLUMS?”

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Rent escrowing is constitutional

Here are selected quotations from the U.S. Supreme Court in its ruling that rent escrowing is constitutional.

We see no constitutional barrier to [the State’’s] insistence that the tenant provide for accruing rent pending judicial settlement of his disputes with Read More “Rent escrowing is constitutional”

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How a rent escrow law would improve the supply of low-income housing

Nonpayment of rent is clearly a more frequent problem among poor people. Their lower income also limits how much rent they can pay. So lower-income neighborhoods have lower rents to start with and more problems with tenants being able to … Read More “How a rent escrow law would improve the supply of low-income housing”

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