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Clean, Safe, and Livable Rentals (Habitability)

Reviewed 05/24/2021



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Towns and cities are allowed to create stricter housing standards than the state's minimum standards, so it's important to check local ordinances as well as state requirements. For example, if you compare Manchester's code with RSA 48-A, you'll see that Manchester's requirements for adequate heating are stricter. Local housing standards can usually be found on the town's website, or if not, with a call to the town code enforcement officer.

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