What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Massachusetts
I am currently renting out a 1600 sq. foot, 3 bedroom apartment in Massachusetts. I am curious: Am I allowed to limit the number of (adult) occupants in a unit?
I do not want to discriminate against anyone, but for example, I have a group of seven adults who wish to apply for tenancy. I am not comfortable with this for several reasons, including the possibility of increased wear and tear on the apartment and because there is only one off-street space, and very limited on-street parking available.
I know that I am in no way allowed to discriminate against families and children, but if I limit the number of adult occupants, would this be considered discriminatory under Massachusetts law, or is it reasonable for a landlord to do so? I would just like to know my rights on the matter.
Thanks for any help/advice.