I recently discovered toxic mold in my apartment. Am I allowed to withhold rent until the mold is removed?
Landlords are urged to take mold seriously under Massachusetts law. Mold is considered a top environmental concern which can grow quickly. Regardless of what may appear in a written lease agreement, landlords in Massachusetts are bound by “implied warranty of habitability.” This is a legal doctrine that requires providing tenants with apartments in livable condition. Tenants in Massachusetts have the