The MA Attorney General’s Office recently released some tips to help protect consumers from common winter woes. Here are some key things you should know:
- From September 16 through June 14, apartments need to be kept at a minimum temperature during certain times of the day:
- 7 am – 11 pm: 68 Degrees
- 11 pm – 7 am: 64 Degrees
- If you are behind on your utility bills, you have a right to stay warm if:
- You or someone in the home is seriously ill;
- A child under 1 year old lives in the home;
- Everyone in the home is over 65; or
- You can demonstrate that you cannot afford to pay your utility bill.
- Landlords are required to clear ice and snow from entry areas for apartments. However, tenants may be required by their lease to clear ice and show from walkways that lead only to their rental unit.
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