Before Moving In

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed January 2021

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PDF icon Form 4 Security Deposit Last Months Rent Receipt (June 2017)

PDF icon Form 5 Security Deposit Demand Letter (June 2017)

PDF icon Form 6 Security Deposit Demand Tenants (June 2017) to send your landlord if they have not returned your security deposit within 30 days after you move out.
Or try the MassAccess interactive interview, MassAccess interactive forms icon Form 6 Security Deposit Demand Letter (January 2021), that lets you complete, review, sign and send your letter to your landlord from your smart phone or computer.

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed July 2017

Housing Code Checklist (March 2021)
An easy-to-use checklist that tells you what the minimum legal requirements for rental housing are under the State Sanitary Code.

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.

Moving In Checklist
Checking out an apartment? This checklist suggests some important things to look for.

Statement of Condition
If you pay a security deposit, but the landlord does not give you a Statement of Condition, use this form to document the problems that are there when you move in.

Moving Out Checklist

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