The death of a Boston University student in an Allston home with only one exit called attention to the issue of substandard off-campus student housing. Now, just three weeks before thousands of college students return to Boston, the city says it’s already cracking down on problem properties.


Josh Zakim is a Boston City Councilor for District 8, which includes the Fenway, Kenmore Square, and Mission Hill neighborhoods. 

Skip Schloming is the executive director of the Small Property Owners Association, which represents smaller landlords in the Boston area.