Boston Council drops compromise, votes to keep controversial ordinance (6/4/2014) - Boston 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 … Continue reading
In defense of ‘substandard’ housing (3/13/2007) - 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 … Continue reading