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Housing advocates want landlords to report evictions to the city

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Housing advocate Irene Glassman participates in a demonstration protesting no-fault evictions, in front of the offices of Advanced Property Management, in the Hyde Park neighborhood, on March 12, 2016. Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

Members of neighborhood, labor, and tenant-rights groups around Boston plan to propose a new bill in city hall today that aims to protect renters from eviction brought on by rising rents, according to The Boston Globe.

According to the Globe, the proposed rule is known as “a no-fault notice to quit,” and it would basically require that landlords tell the city if they increase rent to a point that it results in tenant eviction.

The Globe wrote:

“The proposal would still require landlords to give a reason for evicting tenants — such as failure to [pay] rent or property damage — and would bar full-building clear-outs, which sometimes happen when a new owner wants to overhaul an apartment building to get dramatically higher rents. And it would exempt landlords who are Boston residents and own five or fewer units.”

Some local landlords have called this a form of “rent control in disguise that would effectively block nearly all evictions,” the Globe noted, and will be at Boston City Hall as well to oppose the plan.

Read the full Globe story here.