Bills of Interest to Massachusetts Landlords

Landlord-Related Bills The more landlords are reached the higher chance we have to change the anti-landlord MA laws so please forward this to other landlords. Recent State House Activity: HB386 – An Act relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence Action: H Reported favorablyby Joint Committee...
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2011 Attorney General Press Releases

For Immediate release – June 29, 2011 QUINCY REAL ESTATE COMPANY PAYS $7,500, IMPLEMENTS EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAM TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS IT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST POTENTIAL TENANTS WITH CHILDREN BOSTON – A Quincy Real Estate Company has paid $7,500 and will implement an employee training program to settle allegations that...
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Why We Need Mandatory Rent Escrow Now

The aim of escrowing is to cut through the nuisance cases where the tenant never had the rent and is using code violations as a way to avoid paying. Non-paying tenants can live rent-free for many, many months, even years, using the “free rent trick.” That’s when nonpaying...
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2011 Hermida v Archstone (illegal fees)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS ) MAEVE HERMIDA and ) JEFFLEE HERMIDA ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) CIVIL ACTION ) NO. 10-12083-WGY ARCHSTONE, ARCHSTONE AVENIR ) GP LLC, ARCHSTONE AVENIR LP, ) ASN PARK ESSEX LLC, ASN QUINCY ) LLC, ANS QUARRY HILLS LLC,...
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