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Landlord & Tenant Resources

Information about renting a unit in Massachusetts, either as a landlord or as a tenant, can be found below. 

  • Online resources – Information available from the state of Massachusetts: 

  • Landlord & Tenants' Rights -

    • This slide deck from the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General provides an easy-to-follow overview of the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, including links to related resources: Click Here

    • This 18-page document provides an overview of Massachusetts laws and regulations that should be taken into consideration when entering into a rental agreement: Click Here

  • Safety and Sanitary Codes – All rental housing must meet the state Sanitary Code. This booklet provides an overview of items covered under Massachusetts law and the Housing Code Checklist provides a handy list of items covered under this law: Sanitary Booklet Housing Code Checklist

  • Security Deposit – Questions frequently asked by landlords about how to manage security deposits in Massachusetts are covered in this document: Security Deposit FAQ

  • Massachusetts Legal Help - Visit the MassLegalHelp housing webpage for additional resources: Click Here

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