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Making a Massachusetts Lease Agreement

  • What is a Massachusetts Lease Agreement?

    Usually, Massachusetts Lease Agreements are designed to document the terms and rent payment details associated with a new tenancy. Making this document can make it easier for both parties to avoid disagreements down the road. You can tap or click the button labeled "Make document" to check out the Massachusetts Rental Contract sample and see what information you'll need to provide to build your lease. Suited for renting out every type of residential property, this rental agreement for Massachusetts can be used by any property owner in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, or any additional municipality located in the Bay State.

  • Will my Massachusetts Residential Lease Agreement be legally binding under state law?

    As with any contract, a Massachusetts Lease Contract will not be legally binding until everyone has signed it. This isn't a run-of-the-mill Massachusetts Lease Agreement template. Any Massachusetts Residential Lease Agreement under a Rocket Lawyer Premium membership is supported by Document Defense®, an optional benefit to help enforce your rights.

  • Do landlords need to make Massachusetts Rental Agreements for every new tenancy?

    No matter whom you are renting your property to, it is always critical to get the details of all tenancies in writing. This list of benefits might help to inform your decision to use one:

    • There is no confusion about rent or fees charged
    • The landlord and tenant(s) know what they are responsible for
    • The length of the rental period is agreed upon

    In the end, if you and/or your renter decide against signing a Massachusetts Rental Contract, neither party will experience any of the associated protections.

  • How should the information in a Lease Agreement template for Massachusetts be organized?

    To draft your Massachusetts Lease Agreement online, you'll need:

    • The address and description of the property
    • The name, address, and telephone number of the landlord (or an agent of the landlord) who is authorized to receive notices
    • The name, address, and telephone number of the person or entity who should receive rent payments
    • What rent and other fees will be charged, as well as the payment method
    • How long the tenancy will last
    • What utilities and/or services will be provided

    As you might hope with a contract like this one, any Massachusetts Lease Agreement built with Rocket Lawyer will also include legal language about smoking and/or drug use, animals/pets, past due payments, invited guests, and moving out before the lease ends. During the process of building your rental contract, you also will have the ability to add details related to insurance requirements, maintenance procedures, and furnishings. Using the Rocket Lawyer document tool, you have the power to implement further personalized editing, if needed.

  • Can I fill out a Massachusetts Rental Contract online?

    If you want to make a free Massachusetts Lease Agreement online with Rocket Lawyer, start the process by tapping or clicking on the button that says "Make document." After collecting your answers to a series of questions, Rocket Lawyer will produce your custom contract. Once you have made your Massachusetts Rental Agreement, it is recommended that you have an On Call attorney review it. This method is, in most cases, much less time-consuming than hiring and working with your average attorney at a cost totaling a few hundred dollars or more, if the situation is complex.

  • Will I have to take additional actions after drafting my Massachusetts Lease Agreement?

    In order to complete your Massachusetts Lease Agreement, it will need to be signed. Make sure that all signers get copies of your final contract. RocketSign® makes the entire signature process easy. With a membership, you also may make copies, print it, or download it as a PDF document or Word file as necessary. You may also wish to browse the other landlord-tenant documents in our library.

  • How do Massachusetts rental laws impact my residential lease?

    In Massachusetts, your lease may come with some additional requirements. For example, if you plan to collect a security deposit, you must also provide a Statement of Condition of the property, and have it signed by the tenant before you can collect any deposit. That said, the law continually evolves over time and it may be different based on your particular municipality. If you've got any particular questions or concerns related to Massachusetts rental laws, ask an attorney. Having someone review your document can take a lot of time if you attempt to do it alone. An alternate approach worth consideration is to request help from the On Call network. Rocket Lawyer members are able to request advice from an On Call attorney with landlord-tenant experience or pose other questions. As a property owner or manager, you can Work Confidently® knowing that Rocket Lawyer is here by your side.

    Massachusetts Lease Agreement Laws: Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 186, §§ 1A to 29; ch. 186a, §§ 1 to 6

  • Is Massachusetts a landlord-friendly state?

    The reply to this question depends on your specific preferences; but, regardless of your location, there are a few factors that you might consider as you decide to invest in real estate. They may include: any limitations on security deposits or pet rent, the scope of tenants' rights, mandated disclosures, how difficult the eviction process is, and, of course, the amount of property taxes. That said, Massachusetts is home to tourist destinations like Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Fenway Park, and the Bunker Hill Monument in addition to schools like Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University, so there is no lack of potential short- or long-term tenants if your property is located close to them.

Last reviewed or updated 04/22/2022

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