Category Archives: Evictions

“Just Cause Eviction” = unjust RENT CONTROL

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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 … Read More ““Just Cause Eviction” = unjust RENT CONTROL”

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Fatal flaws in Just Cause Eviction proposal

565010_fireplaceBased on oral testimony and written comments by Stuart Schrier, Boston landlord attorney of 35 years, who has done 5,000 evictions. Additional comments by Skip Schloming

 The Just Cause Eviction proposal being debated in Boston consists of two essential … Read More “Fatal flaws in Just Cause Eviction proposal”

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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.

What turns … Read More “Are landlord-tenant laws creating SLUMS?”

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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

1. Simply unscrew one of the electrical cover plates in your apartment from the … Read More “Here is Your Ticket to FREE Rent”

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