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MGL 139, sec 19 (speedy eviction)

Section 19. If a tenant or occupant of a building or tenement, under a lawful title, uses such premises or any part thereof for the purposes of prostitution, assignation, lewdness, illegal gaming, or the illegal keeping or sale of alcoholic beverages, as defined in section one of chapter...
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MGL 186, sec 20 (attorney fees in lease)

MGL 186, Section 20. Whenever a lease of residential property shall provide that in any action or summary proceeding the landlord may recover attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred as the result of the failure of the tenant to perform any covenant or agreement contained in such lease, or...
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MGL 186, sec 22 (charging tenants water)

MGL 186, Section 22 (a) For the purposes of this section the following words shall have the following meanings:— “Common area”, any portion of a building with more than 1 dwelling unit that is not incorporated within a dwelling unit. “Customer service charge”, a fixed amount charged by...
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MGL 148, sec 26G (sprinklers)

MGL 148, Section 26G. Every building or structure, including any additions or major alterations thereto, which totals, in the aggregate, more than 7,500 gross square feet in floor area shall be protected throughout with an adequate system of automatic sprinklers in accordance with the provisions of the state...
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MGL 239, sec 2A (retaliation)

MGL 239, Section 2A. It shall be a defense to an action for summary process that such action or the preceding action of terminating the tenant’s tenancy, was taken against the tenant for the tenant’s act of commencing, proceeding with, or obtaining relief in any judicial or administrative...
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MGL 186, 18 (retaliation)

MGL 186, Section 18. Any person or agent thereof who threatens to or takes reprisals against any tenant of residential premises for the tenant’s act of, commencing, proceeding with, or obtaining relief in any judicial or administrative action the purpose of which action is to obtain damages under,...
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MGL 186, sec 14 (quiet enjoyment)

MGL 186, Section 14. Any lessor or landlord of any building or part thereof occupied for dwelling purposes, other than a room or rooms in a hotel, but including a manufactured home or land therefor, who is required by law or by the express or implied terms of...
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