Moving Out


We are updating this and many other pages about tenants rights' in private housing.

You can get the updated information from PDF files while we update our web pages. See Legal Tactics: Tenants' Rights in Massachusetts, 2017.

September 2017

Produced by Pattie Whiting
Created July 2008

The key to leaving your apartment without problems is careful and thorough preparation ahead of time. This chapter will tell you what steps you should take before you move out or sublet your apartment. To help you get ready before you leave, use the Moving Out Checklist (see Form 17).

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