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Legal Information: Massachusetts

Housing Laws

Updated: 
January 31, 2021

How much time will I have for my move after I notify the landlord about the abuse and my intention to terminate the lease?

You and your other household members, except the abuser, will have three months to move after notifying the landlord about the abuse and your intent to terminate the lease. If you don’t move within those three months, the notice to terminate the lease is void.1

1 M.G.L. 186 § 24(b)