Sample Rental Agreement Massachusetts

Lease agreements in Massachusetts establish a legal agreement between a lessor of commercial or residential property and a tenant for the use of that land for regular payments. Most leases have a term of one (1) year with monthly payments from the tenant to the landlord or administrator. However, landlords and tenants are generally free to negotiate the terms of their lease as long as it respects the law of the state. Before signing a binding contract, it is recommended that landlords conduct background checks of their potential tenants to ensure they are reliable and trustworthy. In addition, the collection of a deposit offers their tenants some insurance against possible property damage and unpaid rent. Landlords also cannot refuse to rent a unit to someone because they are of color, race, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual preferences, military history, marital status, blindness, numbness, need for a guide dog or because of the person`s dependence on public rent. Having children is also not a valid reason to refuse to rent to a potential tenant, although there are exceptions to this rule…