The law states that when a landlord accepts rent, he or she warrants and covenants certain things to you. Your landlord has promised, whether expressly or implicitly, that dwelling you are paying good money for will not endanger the health, safety, or well-being of you or your family. Additionally, that Landlord implicitly guarantees to you that he or she will not act or fail to act in such a way that your right to live peaceably is affected or the nature and character of your apartment is significantly impaired.
You have the right to live in your apartment free from unreasonable intrusions or conditions that will endanger you or your families’ health safety or mental well-being. While this is a contractual arrangement, the law will require your landlord to treat you with dignity, respect and due care.
Whether it’s a concern about the handling of the security deposit, accumulation of mold, defective locks, trouble with neighbors, insufficient utilities (heat, hot water electricity) the law is there to protect you and so are we.
Contact the Attorneys at MUNROE, P.C. today for a free consultation at (978) 388-1100. You have an issue? We can help.
Useful Links for Tenants
- Attorney General’s Guide to Landlord Tenant Rights.
- Basic Legal Information by Mass. Legal Help – A Very Useful Guide for Tenants
- The State Sanitary Code
- Massachusetts Tenancy Preservation Program
- Neighborhood Legal Services, Pro Bono Legal Services
- Information Related to HomeBASE, an Emergency Assistance for Homelessness Prevention Program.
- Information on Fuel Assistance and Weatherization Programs Offered to the public and /or Low-Income Individuals
- For a List of Local Charities and Non-Profit Organizations Providing assistance for Rent, Moving Expenses, Utility Bills