Know Your Rights in Case of a Fire
You should know:
- All landlords' insurance policies for multi-unit residential buildings must provide up to $750 in relocation benefits to tenants. (Mass. General Law, Chapter 175, Section 99, Clause 15)
- Landlords upon written request must disclose the name of the insurance company. (Mass General Law, Chapter 186, Section 21)
- Tenants should not be charged rent for the period the unit is uninhabitable. And — if the tenant can't come back — the landlord must return the security deposit and last month's rent.
- Contact your insurance company (renters, please get renters insurance).