Getting (and Preventing) Access to Information


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 Ernest Winsor
Created July 2008

As a tenant, you may need to gain access to information about your landlord or your building in order to protect your rights. Similarly, you may find that other people have access to information about you which may affect your ability to find housing or stay in your apartment.

The purpose of this chapter is to tell you what information is public, how you can get access to this information, how you can keep personal information about yourself private, and what special rules exist that relate to criminal records.

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