Massachusetts Landlords: Be Wary If You Charge Tenants For Water!

| Mar 12, 2020 | Landlord Tenant Law |

Many Massachusetts landlords are unaware that before charging tenants for hot water and sewer service, they must comply with the numerous requirements of the Massachusetts Water Sewer Sub-Metering Law. These requirements include having separate water meters for each unit, installation of low flow faucets and toilets by a licensed plumber, and certification with the local health board, among other requirements outlined below. Non-compliance with this law may result in a three month rent penalty to the landlord plus payment of the tenant’s attorneys fees.

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