Category Archives: Inspections

Boston Council drops compromise, votes to keep controversial ordinance

1343288_clapper_for_doorBoston Globe’s scathing report on negligent landlords stops compromise effort

For several weeks before the final decision on inspections, Boston City Councilors and Mayor Martin Walsh were negotiating on a new inspection ordinance, one to replace the existing ordinance. The … Read More “Boston Council drops compromise, votes to keep controversial ordinance”

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In defense of ‘substandard’ housing

Housing ages naturally. As property owners know, it is a constant job just to maintain housing in good repair.

Meanwhile, the government sets ever higher standards in its codes, effectively making older housing illegal. On top of this, government regulation … Read More “In defense of ‘substandard’ housing”

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