(left to right) Attorney Donna Cohen of the Volunteer Lawyer Project, Clerk-Magistrate Mark Jeffries and Judge Donna Salvidio.

The last photo is of our speakers from last Thursday, (from left to right) Attorney Donna Cohen of the Volunteer Lawyer Project, Clerk-Magistrate Mark Jeffries, and Judge Donna Salvidio. The vaccines are out there, people are returning. ~ Donna Cohen spoke of Pro-bono and Low Bono legal help for landlords (that’s right). ~ Mark Jeffries…

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Speakers were Attorney John Francouer and Constable Edward Avilla, eviction in the Age of Covid. Governor Baker ended the Eviction Moratorium on October 17, CDC moratorium theoretically ends on June 30th. Can’t evict for non-payment of rent, can evict for cause, or possession. Landlords can help tenants apply for RAFT payment, new eviction forms so…

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GNBLA meeting was at the Thirsty Whale (thank you, Ron Oliveira). Speakers were State Reps Shawn Dooley and Peter Durant. We need to know what is going on in the State legislature, but not panic over bills that are going nowhere. Rent control bills only by local option, South Coast Rail definitely going to happen,…

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Covid 101 with Ron Oliveira and Kevin Welch. Ron suggests we build rapport with good tenants. Problem with court for another year, refile old motions before new cases. Allow tenants to work off debt, find jobs, raise rent on new tenants, not old ones. Look at all of your expenses, see what you can trim.…

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Another great meeting, guest speakers Judge Joe Michaud and Clerk Magistrate Mark Jeffries. Judge Michaud had moment of silence for Linda Silveira, deeply missed. According to Judge Michaud, people with a written record, best organized, tend to win. Reasonable notice to enter apartment 24-48 hours. Real backlog at Housing Court, a lot of overtime. Judge…

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We were back in business September 10 at Cotali-Mar. We had Cara Gray, Chris Kennedy and Stephanie Terach talk about MassSave. You need to call 800-527-7283 before September 30 for free insulation and air ceilings, along with a free energy audit. The brilliant Attorney Jordana Greenman (via Zoom) was fresh from her and Rich Vetstein…

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No surprise, another great meeting. We had a role reversal, I hosted and Bill Schofield spoke about the Public Safety Committee of the City Council and the Problem Property Ordinance. Attorney Jenessa Pateakos spoke about evictions, Erin Cronin had some great ideas and Assistant Chief Housing Specialist of Southeastern Housing Court Catherine Golderick spoke about…

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It was Finance February at the Landlord Association. Carl Superior and Chris Gallo talking about Hard Money Lending. Stephen Lucitt of Abington Bank spoke about construction and investment lending. John Ray spoke about Real Estate Market Update. Currently just 1 1/2 months inventory of multi-family property, so prices are going up. Next meeting on March…

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Another great meeting, no surprise there. The big surprise was a visit by Chief Joe Cordeiri being greeted by Bill Schofield. The Chief told us about massive gang arrests, great news for the City. Electrician Garth Rowe mentioned that all 3 families need a house meter to sell, Chris Siznall from Lowe’s recommended Valspar paint,…

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Another informative meeting. Hosted by Andy Barroll. We started off with John Dillon of Petrocelli Public Adjuster. John has a background in construction and should be your first call in case of fire or damage. His number is 508-317-9418 and it should be in your cell phone. Our friend Rep Tony Cabral stopped by and…

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