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Old 07-27-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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you all just seem mad at the landlords who should pay 20k to delead if they want to rent. But quite honestly how about the mother/father who should just be finding places already deleaded?


Is that the law? I'm concerned about business people following the law.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:13 PM
 
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If its a luxury apt or something then yes by all means they should be able to delead.

I'm talking about someone who chooses to rent out their home or something.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:14 PM
 
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Actually, there isn't always ten applicants for every apartment. Not at all similar to my experience.

And no, DINKS won't always have higher incomes and better credit scores.


And that still doesn't make breaking the law acceptable. You apparently have a huge problem with telling the truth, and with people following the law.
Oh, so you do like laws? In that case, will you tell every illegal alien to self-deport and every dope peddler to report to the nearest jail without passing go and collecting $200? Or do you only like laws that benefit you?
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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If its a luxury apt or something then yes by all means they should be able to delead.

I'm talking about someone who chooses to rent out their home or something.


There are exemptions for people renting out their own home (aka they live in the building), I believe. If not, I agree, there should be.


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Oh, so you do like laws? In that case, will you tell every illegal alien to self-deport and every dope peddler to report to the nearest jail without passing go and collecting $200? Or do you only like laws that benefit you?
None of these laws benefit me, and I don't know any dope peddlers to tell and would have no way of knowing if someone is an undocumented immigrant.. That is for Federal agents to handle, since being in the country without a valid visa is a Federal civil violation (not a criminal violation).


Do try to keep up.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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People also need to keep in mind that anything built or updated after 1978 should be fine. Heck even if it was before 1978 and it's encapsulated it should be fine. Another reason the 20k deleading procedure seems foolish. And if you don't like it find a place that has what you need.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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you all just seem mad at the landlords who should pay 20k to delead if they want to rent. But quite honestly how about the mother/father who should just be finding places already deleaded?


Because the law says they don't have to.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:24 PM
 
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I think we found a pretty great place in the end. It was professionally encapsulated to cover lead paint and seems very well taken care of, so that shouldn't be an issue for us Just lucked out with what seems to be a great landlord. I know they're not all bad! I actually managed a rental property myself for my mother when she moved. I've dealt with some interesting tenants and I know myself that my family are pretty fantastic tenants to have.

If our move wasn't on such short notice and we had more time, I'd love to report the particularly jerky ones. We have no solid proof of anything though, of course. Can't record phone conversations without consent. One of the homes we put an application on we believe we were turned down in favor of some young males (would assume they were college kids) who we'd guess were maybe not as ideal applicants in some ways. I'm sure they'd just say they chose them because of amazing guarantors or something else. We don't know who they went with for sure though, can't prove anything.

And in case anyone is curious as to our race? We're unmistakebly white. Especially after this, my heart goes out even more to others who would be discriminated against because of their skin color or anything else.
Glad you found a place

But in the eyes of the law in Massachusetts your apartment is not deleaded and your landlord is breaking the law iirc.

He seems to have done a logical fix to make his rental safe and in 49 states it would be more than adequate. The lead laws have their heart in the right place but are insane. Try saying in an offer to buy a house that you want to do a lead test. Your offer would never be accepted.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:24 PM
 
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People also need to keep in mind that anything built or updated after 1978 should be fine. Heck even if it was before 1978 and it's encapsulated it should be fine. Another reason the 20k deleading procedure seems foolish. And if you don't like it find a place that has what you need.


And if landlords don't like following MA housing laws, they should lobby to have it changed or get out of the business. No amount of complaining on the internet is going to save them if they get smacked with a discrimination suit.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:57 PM
 
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As a side note, every single rentable unit in the City of Boston are supposed to register their unit with the city (new law introduced several years ago)

I would bet less than 10% of private (condos, small multi family ) landlords are doing so
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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Why would they with the fees theyre expected to pay
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