Minimum Move-In Day Standards

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RENTAL UNIT REQUIREMENTS
When a new tenant moves in, rental units must meet certain minimum requirements. 

MUST BE SAFE
A rental must include heat, adequate exits, and toilets. 
The unit can’t have any defects that could harm renters, like fire hazards and other dangers.

CLEAN AND SANITARY
A rental must be free of garbage and other waste.

OWNERSHIP INFORMATION
If the property owner doesn’t live in the building, they need to make their contact information visible.

DETECTORS
Property owners must maintain functioning carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

FOR PROBLEMS, CONTACT
Inspectional Services
617-635-5300, ISD@Boston.Gov, 
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 5th Floor, 
Boston, MA 02118, United States

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