Lead Paint in Housing

Learn about what activities would be illegal discrimination relating to Lead Paint in Housing and how we are protecting your rights.

It is a violation of the Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws for a landlord to refuse to sell or rent a dwelling due to the presence of lead paint in the dwelling. It is also illegal to refuse to sell or rent a dwelling because it would trigger a duty to remove lead paint.

Similarly, a landlord cannot evict or refuse to rent/renew a lease to families with children under 6 years old due to lead paint compliance.

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