Friday! But a bit rainy.
The push is on in Massachusetts to eliminate brokers fees for apartment rentals. New York just did it. The MA legislature seems to want to protect the brokers, many of whom would go out of business without the fees. So what. It shouldn’t be the responsibility of the renter to pay the fee. Let the landlord pay if a broker was involved or allow the renter to engage a broker and then have to pay the fee, as in New York. But requiring the renter, sight unseen, to pay the entire broker fee is just wrong.
And on this anniversary of the second day of the Blizzard of 78, the one I spent stranded at someone’s house after bogging down on the turnpike in the middle of the night, here’s an old WGBH clip featuring Shelby Scott.