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Before Moving In

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed 2017-2023

Housing Code Checklist (May 2023)
An easy-to-use checklist that tells you what the minimum legal requirements for rental housing are under the State Sanitary Code.

Tenant Lead Law Notification & Tenant Certification Form
Before you move into an apartment built before 1978, the landlord must give you this lead warning notice and a copy of of any lead inspection reports.

Moving In Checklist
Checking out an apartment? This checklist suggests some important things to look for.

Statement of Condition
If you pay a security deposit, but the landlord does not give you a Statement of Condition, use this form to document the problems that are there when you move in.

Moving Out Checklist

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