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How to be a tenant in Massachusetts and avoid getting ripped off: This site by Attorney Joseph Ross a tenant and landlord advocate,covers many topics and looks to be a great resource for all tenants.
If you are a pet owner and you are looking for a new place to live with your pet, this page may help you negotiate a rental agreement with your Landlord which will be fair to both sides. This site includes information for the elderly & disabled pet owners as well as public housing and condominium regulations regarding pets.
General & lega information on renting a place with others co-tenants and permission from landlord etc etc
A guide to living better, solving problems and saving money for Massachusetts renters. You will get info on: finding an apartment, moving, legal issues, pets, renters insurance, roommates,saving money and much more.
This link gets you direct access to important documents such as application paperwork for public housing and much more.
Updated Nov 2011: Mass general law requires that relocation payments and assistance be provided for tenants displaced from their homes as a result of a real estate acquisition by a state, local or private entity.This includes any occupant who moves from real property, or moves personal property, as a direct result of rehabilitation or demolition.
What you should know about renters insurance in general and how to find the right coverage. By: "Oh My Apartment A Renters Guide"
TAC is a coalition of committed MBHP tenants who work with MBHP staff to ensure efficient and effective service delivery, empower tenants through involvement and education, and engage tenants in promoting policy changes to benefit the larger tenant community.
WATCH supports tenants who are working to find or keep a decent apartment and those who are looking to buy a home. While WATCH does not currently offer a regular program for landlords, our Tenant Clinic staff will sit down with any landlord to review the laws and ensure you are informed on your rights and responsibilities as a landlord. Just call the Tenant Clinic Hotline to ask a question or make an appointment.
This fact sheet covers information about the House 5001 Act which authorizes water sub-metering in residential tenancies. Fact sheet also provides information about public water suppliers relative to tenant sub-metering.
The City of Boston prepared this information for tenants who live in apartments where the Landlord is facing foreclosure.
This booklet by HAP in Springfield outlines the correct way to end a tenancy when there is no lease. It covers giving proper notice to the landlord that you plan to move including a sample letter. You can use this information for guidance or if you are uncertain and have more questions you should call a Housing Consumer Education Center near you for more specific help.