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Legal Information: Massachusetts

Housing Laws

Updated: 
January 31, 2021

Will terminating a rental agreement affect my ability to rent another property?

A property owner cannot refuse to offer you a lease, and a housing subsidy provider cannot deny you rental assistance, based on the fact that you previously sought the housing protections of this law.1

1 M.G.L. 186 § 25