The Fight For 'Just Cause' Eviction Clauses In Boston

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Imagine renting a Boston apartment for years — even decades. The building gets sold to a new owner and suddenly, you and everyone else in the building gets a notice to quit. In other words, you'll get evicted unless you can pay rents that are hundreds of dollars higher than you are paying today.

That's the scenario faced by a growing number of tenants in East Boston. Housing advocates say the problem is so bad they're pushing the city to change rental laws.

All this week, WBUR's Radio Boston will be focusing on the fight for the so-called "just cause" eviction clause. The show's host, Meghna Chakrabarti, joined Morning Edition to talk about the issue.

This segment aired on December 14, 2015.

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