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If a landlord or agent takes a security deposit, they must provide a signed, separate statement of the present condition of the apartment including a comprehensive list of any existing damage.
Massachusetts law prohibits discrimination in housing.
If a child under 6 lives in a residential premises containing unlawful levels of lead, the landlord is obligated to remove it.
When complaints or disputes with tenants arise, investigate them and address them quickly. Ignoring tenant complaints or flatly refusing to address them can lead to costly eviction cases, and a prolonged stoppage of rent payments while the matter is addressed.
A landlord cannot lock you out or throw you out of your apartment without a judge's order. If you are being evicted, Massachusetts law provides you with some protections. You may wish to consult with an attorney.
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