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Check out the November edition of the RHA Insider- featuring highlights from past events, information on upcoming events plus local and national multifamily news.

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The RHA Insider - November
GBREB NEWS
The Office of Public Safety and Inspections would like to notify building owners that as of November 1, 2019 the registered Elevator Contractor applying for the annual inspection will be required to certify that an elevator has been tested prior to the periodic inspection.

 
The Pre-Inspection Checklist must be certified that the unit has been pre-tested prior to periodic inspection and  available on site/in machine room at the time of Inspection 524 CMR 5.03 (8) (11).

 Here is the link that will direct you to the Pre-Inspection checklists on the Mass.gov website. 

 Please make sure that you are using the correct Pre-Inspection Checklist for the type of unit being inspected.

Elevator Pre Inspection Checklist
GBREB NEWS

Proposed amendments to regulations - Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation

See proposed amendments to 105 CMR 410.000 as well as public comments.

Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing on amendments to the following regulation: 105 CMR 410.000 – Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation (State Sanitary Code, Chapter II). This will be the second comment period for this revision, following a 2017 comment period.


Proposed Amendments


Revisions to State Sanitary Code
GBREB NEWS

Short Term Rental Agreement Reached Between City of Boston and Airbnb

The City of Boston has agreed to a settlement agreement with Airbnb, establishing Airbnb's responsibilities under the City of Boston's short-term rental ordinance.   

Under the terms of the agreement, Boston will continue to require owners to register their units and continue the City's regulations about which units are eligible to be used as short-term rentals. On September 1, 2019, Airbnb's website will add a function to allow hosts to enter and display their required City-formatted registration number. By December 1, 2019, all listings will be required to display a City-formatted registration number, or the listings will be removed. Airbnb will inform users of the City's short-term rental standards, and work with users to ensure their listings are registered with the City of Boston.

In addition, Airbnb will also share key data with the City of Boston, including the listing's unique ID/URL, submitted registration number, unique host ID, listing information, and listing zip code.

Under the agreement, the City of Boston will have the power to notify Airbnb of any listing the City believes is ineligible under Boston's short-term rental ordinance. Unless the host complies with Boston's short-term rental registration process in thirty days, Airbnb will remove the listing from its platform.  

For additional information regarding the short-term rental law and the details of the settlement agreement please visit the City of Boston Inspectional Services website.



 

Short Term Rental Agreement Reached In Boston
 

Events

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Event
NAA NALP Class - SOLD OUT
Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019
Pro-Care Inc
3 North Maple Street
Woburn, MA
RHA Buzz & Bizz - Developing Emotional Intelligence
Nov 14, 2019
Emery Flats
200 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA
RHA First Look: 345 Harrison
Nov 21, 2019
345 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
RHA President's Awards
Dec 03, 2019
Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA

Calendar

Event
NAA NALP Class - SOLD OUT
Pro-Care Inc
 
RHA Buzz & Bizz - Developing Emotional Intelligence
Emery Flats
8:30am
 
RHA First Look: 345 Harrison
345 Harrison Ave
3:30pm
 
RHA President's Awards
Seaport Hotel
5:30pm