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Does a Massachusetts Landlord Have to Approve a Section 8 Applicant?

Does a Massachusetts landlord have to approve a Section 8 applicant? No, so longHome and Key.jpg as the reason for the rejection is not the Section 8 voucher. Landlords are required by state law to participate in the Section 8 program, if a Section 8 voucher holder is the most qualified applicant. That does not mean you have to approve the rental application for anyone just because they have a Section 8 voucher. You can reject their application for the same reasons you would reject other applicants, so long as the reason is genuinely unrelated to their receipt of public assistance.

Landlords: Return Security Deposit Prior to Evicting Massachusetts Tenant!

If you are a Massachusetts landlord, when you leased your premises, you took aApartments.jpg security deposit from your tenant. Unfortunately, you did not comply with the strict requirements set forth in the Security Deposit Act.

Massachusetts Landlords Cannot Charge an Application Fee!

Application fees are one of those areas where inexperienced Rental agreement 2.jpgMassachusetts landlords follow common sense instead of the law, and pay penalties as a result. The law for property owners and managers is clear. It states that prior to the beginning of a tenancy, no lessor may require payment for anything except first, last, security, and locks.

Massachusetts Property Owners Must Comply With The Lead Laws

Do you own multiple-family dwelling units in Massachusetts ? Are you consideringLead hazard.jpg entering the market as an owner? If so, you must be familiar with the Massachusetts Lead Paint Law (Lead Law).The Lead Law is a robust policy designed to protect children.

Tenants: How to Handle Unsafe Conditions in Your Massachusetts Apartment

Unsafe conditions in a Massachusetts apartment is an unfortunate reality for many tenants andDanger Warning.jpg landlords owning rental property. Buildings by nature get old and need repair, and despite the efforts of even the best landlords, unsafe conditions in an apartment can arise.

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