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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

Last Updated July 2008

The chapters below are from from 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.

We are in the process of updating this handbook. Most chapters are from the 2008 edition. As we update chapters we are posting them. Our hope is to complete the updating by January 2016.

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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