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MINIMUM HEATING REQUIREMENTS

The owner shall provide heat in every habitable room and every room containing a toilet, shower, or bathtub to at least 68°F (20° C) between 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and at least 64°F (17° C) between 11:01 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. every day other than during the period from June 15th - September 15th, both inclusive, in each year except and to the extent the occupant is required to provide the fuel under a written letting agreement.

The temperature shall at no time exceed 78°F (25° C) during the heating season. The temperature may be read and the requirement shall be met at a height of 5 feet above floor level on a wall any point more than 5 feet from the exterior wall. The number of days per year during which heat must be provided in accordance with 105 CMR 410.000 may be increased or decreased through a variance granted in accordance with the provisions of 105 CMR 410.840 notwithstanding the prohibitions of the 1st clause of the 1st sentence of 105 CMR 410.840(A).

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