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City of Boston launches RentSmart!

RentSmart compiles data from ISD and 311 to give renters access to property violations, maintenance requests that provides prospective renters and homeowners with data about Boston’s properties. RentSmart Boston compiles data from BOS:311 and the City’s Inspectional Services Division to give prospective tenants a more complete picture of the apartments they are considering renting. The tool prompts users for an address and generates a report to assist prospective tenants in understanding any previous issues with the property, including:

  • – Housing violations
  • – Building violations
  • – Enforcement violations
  • – Housing complaints
  • – Sanitation requests and/or
  • – Civic maintenance requests



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