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Free Consumer Information Posted on Dec 1

Free Consumer Information

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation publishes a variety of free pamphlets on subjects of interest to consumers. “Tenant Rights and Responsibilities” and “Landlord Rights and Responsibilities” are among the most popular. Text only versions of the tenant and landlord pamphlets are   …Continue Reading Free Consumer Information

Welcome to Massachusetts! Posted on Aug 31

As new college students arrive in Massachusetts, we thought we’d point out a few resources on Massachusetts landlord-tenant law that may prove helpful. The Attorney General’s Guide to Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Rights is a handy 13-page pamphlet on Massachusetts law and additional sources of information. Tenant Rights   …Continue Reading Welcome to Massachusetts!

Don’t let the bed bugs bite! Posted on Feb 27

Seems like this old time bedtime warning is harder and harder to heed. Bed bug infestations are rampant in many areas of the country. In Massachusetts, landlords are responsible for eradicating insects as required by the State Sanitary Code. 105 CMR 410.550: Extermination of Insects,   …Continue Reading Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

Number of People in Rental Unit Posted on Feb 27

105 CMR 410.400 sets out the following minimum square footage requirements for rental property: “(A) Every dwelling unit shall contain at least 150 square feet of floor space for its first occupant, and at least 100 square feet of floor space for each additional occupant,   …Continue Reading Number of People in Rental Unit

Heat! Posted on Oct 13

On a day that’s 52 degrees and feels much colder, it’s time to review the state’s heating requirements. You can find the Minimum Heating Guidelines for workplaces at Law About Winter Heating. Basically, they require heat to be provided ranging from 50-60 degrees in foundries to   …Continue Reading Heat!