Amherst selectmen approve $100 rental property registration fee; occupancy restriction seems to conflict with fair housing law Reply

Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 if you are planning on buying or selling a home in Amherst or surround communities.

Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 if you are planning on buying or selling a home in Amherst or surround communities.

The Amherst Board of Selectmen recently approved a rental registration fee of $100 that will go into effect January 1 and will need to be renewed annually, according to Masslive. The new fee is part of a rental housing bylaw that was approved by Town Meeting back in May, but the town’s occupancy restriction seems to conflict with Massachusetts fair housing laws as it targets single and young people. More…

Amherst planning committee explores numerous controls over rental properties Reply

Off-campus student housing has prompted proposed amendments to Amherst’s zoning bylaws addressing rental housing. (photo: University of Massachusetts, Amherst Old Chapel and library)

A subcommittee of the Amherst Planning Board is exploring amendments to the town’s zoning bylaws that will place more controls More…