Form 3 Statement of Condition (June 2017) If your landlord does not give you a Statement of Condition within 10 days of the day you moved in, use this form to write your own.
Booklet 2 Housing Code Checklist (June 2017) An easy-to-use checklist that tells you what the minimum legal requirements for rental housing are under the State Sanitary Code. Take time to walk through the apartment with the Statement of Condition. Use this booklet to help you understand what the law requires.
A demand letter
Give your landlord a chance to return your deposit without having to go to court.
Form 5 Security Deposit Demand Letter (June 2017) If your landlord does not follow the law, you can ask her to return your security deposit - even if you are still living in the apartment.
Form 6 Security Deposit Demand Tenants (June 2017) If 45 days pass and you have not heard from your landlord use this letter to demand that she return your money, plus interest
Or try the MassAccess interactive interview, Form 6 Security Deposit Demand Letter for Tenants Moving Out , that lets you complete, review, sign and send your letter to your landlord from your smart phone or computer.