Massachusetts College Student Housing Rule: “No More Than Four”

On Behalf of | Aug 10, 2017 | Landlord Tenant Law |

With thousands of college students set to invade Massachusetts the next week, the Chief of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department is letting local landlords know that he intends to enforce an eight year old ordinance barring no more than four undergraduate students from living together in off-campus apartments and houses.

Massachusetts officials want landlords to report the number of undergraduates living in each unit. Landlords would report that information when they register each unit annually, which is a requirement the city of Boston established in 2013.

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