Legal Information: Massachusetts

Housing Laws

Updated: 
November 28, 2016

Housing Laws

A victim of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault or stalking can terminate his/her tenancy or get the landlord to change the locks to his/her door.  Below, we have some basic information about this law.  You can also read the laws in their entirety (sections 23 through 29) on our MA Statutes page, under the section called "Chapter 186. Estates for Years and at Will."