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Discrimination and some ways to avoid it

1343288_clapper_for_doorAccording to law, a landlord is not allowed to discriminate against people because of their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, children, past involvement in a discrimination complaint, veteran status, or status as … Read More “Discrimination and some ways to avoid it”

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Ten worst mistakes a landlord can make

721156_a_finger_Owning rental property can be a rewarding part-time or full-time business for many families. It’s a tra­ditional way many American families have gotten ahead. We recommend it. We enjoy it. But watch out. If you don’t avoid the pitfalls, you … Read More “Ten worst mistakes a landlord can make”

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Landlord fined for not controlling racially charged tenant fight

1343288_clapper_for_door Case goes to MCAD and AG

June 2012

 Part I:

The story

The Massachusetts Attorney Gen­eral (AG) found a Worcester landlord guilty and fined him for racial dis­crimination because he “failed to stop” racial harassment between two neigh­boring tenants, one … Read More “Landlord fined for not controlling racially charged tenant fight”

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Domestic violence bill is now law, with changes we wanted

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Our lobbying efforts have paid off! In a major victory for SPOA, the Massachusetts Legislature passed unanimously a revised domestic violence bill that conforms to SPOA’s suggestions. As passed, the new law eliminates the provisions that would have made it … Read More “Domestic violence bill is now law, with changes we wanted”

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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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