Massachusetts Lease

Massachusetts Lease

Massachusetts Lease

Massachusetts Lease Forms

Massachusetts Lease forms are used for renting to tenants in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts lease agreement is the most common type of lease form and can be used for leasing rental property over a fixed period. For "tenancies at will" that can be terminated at any time by the landlord or the tenant, you should use the Massachusetts rental agreement instead. Other similar forms include the Massachusetts Residential Lease and the Massachusetts Apartment Lease. Download the free sample Massachusetts rental lease forms below and be sure to let us know what you think!

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Massachusetts Leases VS Tenancy Agreements

A signed written lease agreement is a legal and binding document which can be used in a court of law. Tenants who don’t have a written Massachusetts lease contract ("tenancies at will", weekly and monthly rentals, etc…) are governed and protected by Massachusetts state law, which always takes precedent over any other existing agreement, written or unwritten.

In other words, all tenants are entitled to natural rights granted by the state of Massachusetts, even if they have signed them away in their lease contract. So of course it is always a good idea to clearly specify the terms of your tenancy agreement in a written contract to work in your favor, but it is equally just as important to make sure your lease contract abides by the tenant laws in Massachusetts. Many Massachusetts property management companies have gone through the eviction process in Massachusetts and would agree that a well written tenancy agreement is the best way to protect yourself from future headaches in court (see Massachusetts Eviction Notice). Below you can see examples of different Massachusetts lease forms that have been tailored to fit specific needs:

Massachusetts Lease Contract

Massachusetts Lease Contract

Massachusetts Residential Lease

Massachusetts Residential Lease

Massachusetts Apartment Lease

Massachusetts Apartment Lease

Massachusetts Rental Agreement

Massachusetts Rental Agreement

Massachusetts Lease Contracts – What should I know?

In the absence of a written lease agreement, Massachusetts law requires landlords and property management companies to terminate the tenancy by providing tenants with a notice to vacate at least one payment interval in advance (or 30 days, whichever is longer). A written lease contract may explicitly state different terms, but only as long as they do not conflict with Massachusetts law. For example, the notice period can be increased to 90 days to benefit both parties (tenant would have 90 days to find a new place after receiving the Massachusetts Notice to Vacate and landlord would have 90 days to find a new replacement tenant after receiving notice) – but it cannot be decreased beyond the minimum required by state law. So even if both parties agreed to change the notice period to 1 week (which would allow the tenant to move faster and the landlord to raise the rent faster, etc…), these terms will not be enforced in court because they conflict with Massachusetts tenant rights.

Massachusetts Leases – What should I do next?

The process of leasing your property begins with getting your prospective tenants to fill out the Massachusetts rental application. Once you have conducted a background check and decided on the tenant, then you are ready to sign a lease contract. If you need help managing your leases or tracking rental payments, you should consider using property management software to make things easy. In addition generating monthly owner statements and collecting rent online, many property managers in Massachusetts use Simplify’em for property management because it makes it easy to maintain a tenant payment history and stay on top of rent balances. If a tenant ever violates the lease agreement by not paying rent on time, you should use the Massachusetts Notice to Quit to inform the tenant to quit the lease and vacate the premises if they cannot remedy the issue within the specified time period.

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