SECTION 1. Section 30 of chapter 184 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph, the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no restriction determined to be of such actual and substantial benefit may prevent a senior parent of a homeowner from occupation of said addition or alteration as long as the following stipulations occur: (a) the alteration or addition shall be one level not to exceed 1,000 square feet and may contain one bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining area, and one full bathroom; (b) the unit may only be used as senior housing and never as income property; provided, however, if the senior occupancy is no longer needed, the unit shall be converted back to a common living area by the homeowner; and (c)the unit must be altered subject to the building code of the commonwealth, and must conform to Title V regulations in order to be granted a building permit.
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