Landlord Lease Agreement Laws in Massachusetts
A lease is a legal document between a landlord and a tenant. While some leases may seem standard and clear-cut, it is a legally binding contract that should not be entered into lightly. Having legal counsel to draft, review, and negotiate the terms of a lease is advisable for all parties involved. A real estate attorney from Shapiro Law Group, PC, with experience in landlord/tenant law and leases can help you feel confident in what you are drafting or signing. Leases can outline a number of details pertaining to the property being rented. A landlord and tenant must both be comfortable with those details. Negotiating back and forth and being absolutely clear about rights and responsibilities is the best way to protect those rights and act in your own best interests. Having a skilled attorney explain the details and discuss any issues is beneficial for everyone involved.
WHAT IS OUTLINED IN A LEASE?
Some of the provisions and responsibilities typically outlined in a lease include:
- Amount of security deposit
- Amount, due date, and method of rent payment
- Responsibilities of utilities
- Property details and maintenance responsibilities
- Space usage and condition provisions
- Repair and damages obligations
- Timeline for lease
When a landlord or a tenant relies on legal counsel to draft, review, or negotiate a lease agreement, the end result is clarity of rights and responsibilities on both sides. This can minimize any points of contention or disputes. When a disputes does arise, having a solid lease in place can help resolve the issue. An attorney from Shapiro Law Group, PC, can help when a dispute over details of the lease leads to litigation.
When you need a lease that will protect you and your property as a landlord, you want a lawyer who knows the stipulations that are common in Massachusetts lease laws and also knows where there may be room for misinterpretation. As a tenant, you want a lease in place that is clear about your rights as a renter. With legal counsel on your side, you can feel protected and supported if there is a disagreement or problem while renting a particular unit or home. Our firm will dedicate the time needed to clearly explain and advise both landlords and tenants about leases. We will work hand in hand with property owners to draft leases specific to their needs. We can also draft amendments or implement changes when need be. We will also work closely with tenants who need legal counsel to handle a lease issue. When a lease has been broken, we can provide the legal support you need as a landlord if you need to fight for back rent or damages. Before signing or trying to negotiate a lease on your own, call Shapiro Law Group, PC, for the legal guidance and support you need to ensure all of your needs and issues are handled according to landlord/tenant law in Massachusetts. At Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us to set up your initial consultation. (617) 203-8895.