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Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Last updated September 2017

PDF icon Housing Code Checklist
An easy-to-use checklist that tells you the minimum legal requirements for rental housing under the State Sanitary Code.

PDF icon Tenant Lead Law Notification & Tenant Certification Form
Before you move into an apartment built before 1978, the landlord must give you this lead warning notice and a copy of of any lead inspection reports.

PDF icon Repair Letter

PDF icon Repair Demand Letter

PDF icon Letter Requesting an Inspection

PDF icon Rent Withholding Letter

PDF icon Repair and Deduct Letter

PDF icon Tenant Petition to Enforce State Sanitary Code

PDF icon Temporary Restraining Order
Use these forms to ask a court to order your landlord to fix a problem, make an emergency repair, or stop doing something illegal, like locking you out of your apartment.

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