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Tenants' Rights in Massachusetts: Private Housing

 

Below are chapters in the most recent 2008 edition of Legal Tactics: Tenants' Rights in Massachusetts. This handbook provides practical information about tenants' rights in private housing—housing that is owned by an individual or a privately owned company.

In each chapter, reference is made to sample letters and court forms. To get these forms see the list below or go to Self Help Forms where these same forms are organized by topic.

If you live in public housing, go to the Public Housing section. You may also purchase Legal Tactics from Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education by calling 1-800-966-6253.

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Self Help Forms and Letters

One of the most important steps you can take as a tenant is to put your concerns in writing. This may mean writing a letter, filing court papers, or putting together documents that help tenants organize.

Booklets 1-9 are for tenants who are facing an eviction. Forms 1-31 are a series of checklists, sample letters, and useful forms that are referenced in the chapters above. These forms are organized by topic at Self Help Forms.

Booklets

Forms

Form 23 CORI Request Form (updated 2012)

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