Landlord Resources

We offer a database of information divided into four main sections for your convenience.

You can search through all of our sections simultaneously.

Search library for:

Eviction "self help"

This page offers Landlords & (tenants)information on eviction practices and laws by the Government of MA court system. This site not only gives you practical information but also access to legal forms and other helpful resources.

Eviction Storage Booklet

This 22-page booklet prepared by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute answers questions about the new eviction storage law that went into effect in Massachusetts on November 8, 2004.

Housing Court

In many parts of Massachusetts, tenant landlord matters can be handled in Housing Court. This web site provides information on the jurisdiction of housing courts, answers to common questions, and information on dispute mediation.

How Landlords can avoid legal trouble in MA

How to be a landlord in MA and avoid legal trouble: This site offers advice on tenant and landlord laws and regulations for the small property owner or the new landlord in Massachusetts This booklet does not constitute legal advice and is no substitute for individual legal advice by a competent attorney who is familiar with all the details of your situati

Landlord rights and responsibilities

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs "Landlords Rights and Responsbilities" page contains useful information for Landlords in understanding their tenant and knowing who has what rights and responsibilities in this particular relationship. The information is provided in the following languages: Enlish, Portugese & Spanish.

Mass. Trial Court Law Libraries

Information on Eviction Law, Lead Paint Law, Public Housing and Tenant Water Submetering Law as well as Landlord and Tenant forms.

Massachusetts Landlord and Tenant Law

If you’ve ever rented a home or apartment, you are probably familiar with the woes of a difficult landlord or tenant. Before beginning the search for a new apartment or renters, make sure you understand Massachusetts landlord and tenant law to ensure a favorable outcome.

Security Deposit laws summary

This is a comprehensive summary on security deposit laws across the US, it provides the most important rules necessary in a table format. Easy to read and understand. A great tool for both Landlords and Tenants.

Water Metering Fact Sheet

This fact sheet covers information about the House 5001 Act which authorizes water sub-metering in residential tenancies. Fact sheet also provides information about public water suppliers relative to tenant sub-metering.

Winter home heating laws for Landlords

In accordance with the Massachusetts State Sanitary Code residential dwellings must be provided with heat from September 15th until June 15th each year. Heating systems must be capable of providing heat that meets a minimum temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and 64 degrees Fahrenheit from 11:01 p.m. to 6:59 a.m.