Massachusetts landlords, lease a rental property to a tenant with these affordable Residential Lease Forms. Fixed term lease contracts and tenancy at will agreements available.

Under the Massachusetts Sanitary Code, the landlord must provide the rental premises to the tenant in a clean, safe and habitable condition. The tenant has the right to report violations of the Code to the local board of health, and may be able to pay a lower rent or even move out if the landlord fails to address the problem.

The landlord cannot ask for a security deposit which totals more than one month's rent. The deposit must be placed in an interest bearing account and the interest must be paid to the tenant on a yearly basis or, as an alternative, the tenant may deduct the amount of the interest from a rent payment.

The landlord is entitled to ask for the first and last month's rent before the tenant moves in. The landlord can also require the tenant to pay for the cost of changing the locks.
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Massachusetts Agreement to Terminate Lease

Cancel a residential lease before the end of its term with this Massachusetts Agreement for Early Termination of Lease.

  • This form can only be used if both the landlord and tenant agree to end the lease early.
  • This Agreement is for residential tenants only. For commercial properties, you need to use this form.
  • The tenant must give written notice setting out the proposed termination date.
  • The.....

Massachusetts Extension of Residential Lease

Massachusetts landlords, extend the period (term) of a lease on a residential rental property with this affordable Extension of Lease Agreement.

The landlord and tenant both agree to extend the lease term for an additional period, at the monthly rental rate set out in the Extension Agreement. All provisions of the original lease which are not amended in the Extension Agreement remain the same.

This Massachusetts Extension of Residential Lease Agreement.....

Massachusetts Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement

Lease a house or apartment in Massachusetts to a tenant with this Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement.

The lease runs for a fixed term, such as 1 year. The Lease Agreement contains standard conditions covering residential rentals such as:
  • when and how the rent payments are to be made;
  • security deposit and late charges;
  • responsibilities of each of the parties for maintenance and repairs;
  • abandonment of the property by the tenant.....

Massachusetts Lease Co-Signer Agreement

MA landlords, if you are signing a lease with a tenant who is a minor (such as a student), make sure a parent or guardian of the tenant executes this Massachusetts Lease Co-signer Agreement.

The co-signer agrees to:
  • allow the landlord to run a credit check on the co-signer,
  • guarantee that the tenant complies with the rental agreement,
  • guarantee the payment of rent.
This Massachusetts Lease Co-signer Agreement is provided in M.....

Massachusetts Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease

MA tenants, get your landlord's permission to assign your lease or sublet the premises with this Massachusetts Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease.

  • The new tenant must meet the landlord's requirements, and the landlord must give its written approval of the new tenant.
  • The form contains clauses for either an assignment of the lease or a sublease of the premises for the remainder of the lease term.
  • The landlord has the option to hold the existi.....

Massachusetts Rental Agreement for Residential Premises

Massachusetts landlords, rent out a house, apartment, or duplex to a tenant by the month or by the week with this Rental Agreement for Residential Premises.
  • The Agreement establishes what is called a "periodic tenancy" because it runs from rental period to rental period (month to month or week to week).
  • The tenant must pay late fees if the rent is not paid on time, and a charge for any returned checks.
  • The tenant is responsible for yard maintenance.
  • .....

Massachusetts Residential Sublease Agreement

Massachusetts tenants, sublease the property you are renting with this Sublease Agreement for residential rental units.

  • The sublease requires the consent of the landlord.
  • The subtenant must pay the rent, the utilities and a damage deposit.
  • The subtenant must keep the premises in clean and good condition.
  • The subtenant cannot assign the sublease without the consent of both the landlord and the original tenant.
  • The sublease includes a P.....

Massachusetts Tenant Agreement for Alterations to Rental Unit

Massachusetts tenants, get your landlord's consent to do alterations to your rental unit with this Agreement for Tenant Alterations.

  • The tenant must use only the materials and procedures set out in the agreement.
  • The tenant confirms that s/he is not acting as an employee of the landlord.
  • The tenant waives all claims against the landlord for injury, loss or damage suffered as a result of the work.
  • The agreement contains alternate provisions as to owne.....