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Elevator Inspections:  Overtime Update

  The Office of Public Safety and Inspections has announced that overtime for elevator inspections are are available again.

You may now request overtime for Annual, Placard Removal, New Construction, Modernization, Repair, Alteration, and Fire Service Inspections.

The application and overtime payment must be submitted through the IPS Portal prior to the request being made. Requests for overtime inspections should be sent to elevator.overtime@mass.gov with a copy to elevator.scheduler@mass.gov. Please make your requests at least two days prior to your desired date. Include the type of overtime inspection, and the requested date and time in your e-mail. You must attach a Pre-Inspection Checklist if you are scheduling a New Installation or Modernization.

All types of inspections are still available on regular time. If you wish to request an inspection on regular time please follow the procedure currently in place by sending your request to elevator.scheduler@mass.gov. Specify in your request that you wish to have the inspection done on regular time.

Please note that the procedure for scheduling regular Overtime Fire Service at night has not changed. You must submit your payment for, and schedule Fire Service Overtime at the same time that you pay for your Annual Inspection. The Fire Service Inspection must be completed prior to the Annual. If the OTFS is not performed prior to the Annual, the unit will be written up, and the Fire Service will be tested during the day at the 90 Day Re-Inspection. Regular Overtime Fire Service must be scheduled by phone call to our office, not through e-mail.



Elevator Inspection Overtime Update
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Thank you to our BOMA Members for a wonderful year! We are looking forward to what 2019 has to bring and hope you will join us for another great year of education, programming, and networking. We look forward to your participation this year!

Here's how you can renew:

1Renew Online by logging into your online BOMA Boston account. By renewing online, a receipt will be sent to you automatically. If you are in need of your username and password, please email Courtney.
2. Scan the completed invoice and send your payment to Courtney.
3. Fax your payment information to (617) 588-0286.

4. Send your payment information via snail mail to BOMA Boston (Attn: Courtney McHugh), Three Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite, Boston, MA 02108.

5. Call in payment information at (617) 399-7867.


*Please note the deadline to renew your dues is January 31st, 2019.

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Welcome from President J. Scott Rickards
BOMA Roundtable: Excellence in Property Management
Ski Trip at Loon Mountain
Installation of GBREB Officers
Leadership Development Workshop
Winter 2019 Education - BOMI and more
BOMA Membership Renewals
New Members
BOMA International Events

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Massachusetts SJC Upholds Independent 3rd Party Appraisals

In September GBREB filed an Amicus Curiam , or “Friends the Court” brief in the case of Buffalo-Water, LLC V. Fidelity Real Estate Company LLC.  

In this case the two parties reached a contractual agreement on the purchase/sale of commercial property, with the price being established by a 3rd party appraiser. In this case, Buffalo Water did not like the number that the appraiser arrived at for the sale price and sought to extricate themselves from the transaction.

Under Massachusetts law, judicial review of an independent third party appraisal in a transaction like this was limited to cases of fraud, corruption, dishonesty or bad faith. This case is an attempt to create additional categories to discredit the third party appraisal and thwart a transaction.

The issue on appeal in this case  is whether we should modify this common-law rule and allow a judge to invalidate an appraisal intended by the parties to provide a final, binding valuation of a property where there is the appearance of bias, not on the part of the individual who conducted the appraisal, but on the part of the entity that employed the individual appraiser.

On November 26th,  the SJC concluded that the common-law rule established in Eliot v. Coulter, 322 Mass. 86, 91 (1947),  properly balances the need for fair valuations with the need for finality in the appraisal process, and that an appearance of bias alone is insufficient to invalidate an appraisal. Because the allegations in the complaint, if proved, do not warrant a finding of any violation of the agreements setting forth the terms of the appraisal, or a finding of fraud, corruption, dishonesty, or bad faith by the individual appraiser, or a finding of breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing by the defendant, the SJC affirmed the Superior Court judge's order allowing the defendant's motion to dismiss.

The Amicus Brief filed on behalf of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board states that the current law should be upheld and that no new categories or exceptions should be created judicially as that is best left to the Massachusetts Legislature.  The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision upheld GBREB's position.

 


 

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Jan 31, 2019
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BOMA Leadership Development Conference
Feb 05, 2019
100 High Street
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BOSTON, MA
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Feb 15, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019
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Boston, MA
BOMI: Law And Risk Management
Mar 06, 2019 - Apr 04, 2019
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Boston, MA
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Mar 14, 2019
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100 High Street
1:00pm
 
BOMA Foundations Of Real Estate Mangement
Three Center Plaza
9:00am
 
BOMI: Law And Risk Management
BOMA Offices
4:00pm
 
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