The Massachusetts rental agreements establish a legal arrangement between a lessor of commercial or residential property and a lessee for the occupancy of said space in return for regular payments. Most rental leases are one (1) year in duration with monthly payments made by the tenant to the landlord or property manager. However, the landlord and tenant are generally free to negotiate the terms of their rental agreement as long as it abides by State law. Before any binding contract is signed, it is recommended that landlords conduct background checks on their prospective tenants to ensure that they will be reliable and trustworthy. Furthermore, charging their tenants a security deposit will provide some insurance against potential property damage and unpaid rent.
- Massachusetts Lease Agreements
- Security Deposit Laws
- Landlord’s Access/Entry
- Sample Template