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Legal Information: Massachusetts

Housing Laws

Updated: 
January 31, 2021

If I end my lease, what will happen with the other tenants or co-tenants on the lease?

If you have a roommate or a family member who is listed as a tenant on the lease, s/he will still be bound by the lease even if you are allowed to get out of it. However, if s/he is not on the lease and decides to stay on the property, it is up to the landlord whether to allow that person to remain in the rental unit or to take action to get the person removed from the unit.1

1 M.G.L. 186 § 24(d)