Tenants, Discrimination, and Fair Housing

Real estate agents are prohibited from taking any of these discriminatory actions: Refuse to rent, sell, negotiate for housing Make housing unavailable or deny a dwelling Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental Provide different housing services or facilities Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental Make, print,

By |2021-04-09T15:24:59-04:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Legal questions|Tags: , , , |

May, The Beginning of Rental Season

From May until September, tenants in the Boston area move around. Some live alone, but many share two, three, and four-bedroom apartments. How are you going to interview new roommates in the age of Covid-19? Know the risks. What increases risk is your cumulative exposure to the virus. The space: High risk environments are those

By |2020-07-23T07:04:47-04:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Health and safety|Tags: , , , |

When can the landlord come in?

Where is the line between taking care of the property and leaving the tenants alone? One of the sore-points for tenants is that some landlords are not respectful of the tenant’s right to “quiet enjoyment” of their space. A landlord may come in too frequently, may not give notice, and may not cooperate to enter

Apartments for sale

It's starting. My phone is ringing because landlords are notifying their tenants of their plans to sell the apartment. Some will renovate, some will just sell. When a seller puts an occupied apartment on the market, it takes some diplomacy to make it work. Someone lives there, and it's for sale: Showing rented houses and

By |2017-04-18T13:17:36-04:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Buying trends, Market data and conditions, thinking of selling?|Tags: , , |