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As long as a landlord gives proper notice, there is no Massachusetts law about how much rent can be raised. Rent cannot be raised during a lease period at all. With a month to month lease, the landlord must give at least 30 days notice. G. L. c. 186, Section 12. But the actual amount of the rent comes down to what the market will bear. When a landlord charges too much, the tenant can terminate the lease and move.
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