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Inspectors of the Month

And the winners are…Edward Berte and Susie Rich (his boss…I think)!   Over the past 24 years of managing and owning between 45 and 55 apartments (currently 45) I have seen and worked with my share of landlord tenant inspectors – Health Board inspectors, Insurance Inspectors, Bank Inspectors, Court Inspectors, Section 8 Inspectors, Springfield HAP […]

Tenants of the Month

And the Winners are…Alexandria F. Malone and Timothy D. Malone.   This is how they left their apartment when they vacated: They were a young, good-looking and pleasant couple with 4 children, 5 now. I took them as tenants in 2015 not based on the strength of their credit report but based on the strength […]

My Written Testimony for the 01-11-22 Hearing on 20 proposed landlord-tenant bills MA

I would think alerts like this about proposed landlord tenant bills MA we should get from MassLandlords or SPOA but I got them from attorney Richard Vetstein who is not a landlord association. Here is his link: http://massrealestatelawblog.com/2022/01/06/joint-housing-committee-to-hear-controversial-housing-stability-act-rent-control-and-other-tenant-protection-bills-on-jan-11/. It’s too late to register to testify in person but if you want you can send a […]

The Chief Justice of the Housing Court Response to My Letter

I had forwarded to Justice Sullivan my article at https://massachusettslandlords.com/housing-court-in-ma-is-broken plus I had written him another letter with two short points. Is it possible to instruct all personnel entering party information in MassCourts.org to always enter the middle initial and maybe the birth year of the tenants so that there is no confusion as to […]

Officers of the Month

On DATE around 3:30pm I had an encounter with the NAME Police Department. Here is the letter I wrote to the Chief: “Several days ago when I was working at one of my buildings I witnessed a serious fight between a young guy and a woman. The woman was screaming and crying how “you always […]

Housing Court in MA is Broken

2021-10-10, by Elmir Simov, MassachusettsLandlords.com The past several months have certainly been eventful – The CDC was warned by the US Supreme Court not to extend the Eviction Moratorium. They did anyway. The Supremes promptly ruled it unconstitutional. That didn’t stop the acting Boston Mayor in the middle of a mayoral election to “extend” the […]

Well, It’s official – The Supreme Court of the United States sides with landlords against the CDC moratorium

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States finally agreed with landlords that the CDC Eviction Moratorium is illegal. That being said, by a 5-4 vote they allowed it to slowly and orderly wind down by 8-1-21 never to be allowed again unless Congress passes a law specifically authorizing the CDC to issue Eviction Moratoriums […]

Natalie Higgins, we need to talk…

Natalie, I just read the most recent MassLandlords newsletter and on page 4 attorney Peter Vickery has written an excellent article about 192 H.1439 HD 3030, a bill which you support. Here is the article: 2021-06-04 Attorney Peter Vickery article on 192 H 1439 HD 3030. You are my Representative and we have talked about […]

Here is what needs to happen in MA to lower evictions and homelessness naturally (not artificially and temporary as you are doing it now thru Moratoriums or by making it impossible or extremely difficult to evict and collect money)

Here is what needs to happen in MA (in no particular order) to lower evictions and homelessness naturally (not artificially and temporary as you are doing it now thru Moratoriums or by making it impossible or extremely difficult to evict and collect money. By the way your well-intentioned Moratorium caused such a backlog of cases […]