Category Archives: Tenant Protections

Tenant right to counsel: A fast way to crush small landlords

 A major push is being made nationwide for a “right to counsel” for indigent tenants – in other words, free lawyers for poor tenants – along with a nationwide push for more taxpayer-funded “affordable housing.” These two government programs … Read More “Tenant right to counsel: A fast way to crush small landlords”

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Free lawyers for tenants?

This great-sounding idea is totally wrong. Two bills at the State House would give “indigent” tenants free lawyers during evictions. 

When does eviction usually happen? 95% of evictions are for tenants not paying rent. First, that immediately qualifies them as … Read More “Free lawyers for tenants?”

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Tenant protections

Tenant advocates in Massachusetts are seizing on the political climate, both nationally and locally, to try once again to get what they most want – rent control – after SPOA’s defeat of rent control in the 1994 statewide referendum known … Read More “Tenant protections”

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