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LEASE DRAFTING, REVIEW, AND LANDLORD CONSULTATION

 

A tenancy is a contractual relationship between a landlord and a tenant, whether this contract is written or oral.  In Massachusetts, there are generally two types of tenancies created by an agreement, a lease and a tenancy at will. Both of these tenancy agreements can and should be in writing.  However, the biggest difference between a lease and a tenancy at will is that a lease is a tenancy for a fixed term, most commonly one year.  A tenancy at will is a month to month tenancy.

 

It is critical for a landlord in Massachusetts to have a properly drafted rental agreement so that the landlord is able to regulate and restrict a tenant’s behavior.  A general, store bought rental agreement, which has not been tailored to a specific property and may not be in compliance with Massachusetts laws, will not be enough to protect the landlord’s rights.

An experienced Massachusetts landlord-tenant attorney, will draft a rental agreement encompassing the most litigated issues in Massachusetts housing courts.  For examples, who is responsible for payment of utilities? What happens if a tenant causes damage to the apartment? What is the landlord’s subletting policy?  This is just an example of some, but not all of the most critical and highly litigated areas in housing court.  Addressing these terms at the outset of a tenancy through a well-written rental agreement will enable the landlord to avoid the possibility of a future lengthy and expensive litigation.

 

Shur Law Group provides fixed-fee legal services for landlord consultations on Massachusetts landlord-tenant laws, and customized lease documents drafting and review.

 

 

 

 

LEASE DRAFTING, REVIEW, AND LANDLORD CONSULTATION

 

A tenancy is a contractual relationship between a landlord and a tenant, whether this contract is written or oral.  In Massachusetts, there are generally two types of tenancies created by an agreement, a lease and a tenancy at will. Both of these tenancy agreements can and should be in writing.  However, the biggest difference between a lease and a tenancy at will is that a lease is a tenancy for a fixed term, most commonly one year.  A tenancy at will is a month to month tenancy.

 

It is critical for a landlord in Massachusetts to have a properly drafted rental agreement so that the landlord is able to regulate and restrict a tenant’s behavior.  A general, store bought rental agreement, which has not been tailored to a specific property and may not be in compliance with Massachusetts laws, will not be enough to protect the landlord’s rights.

An experienced Massachusetts landlord-tenant attorney, will draft a rental agreement encompassing the most litigated issues in Massachusetts housing courts.  For examples, who is responsible for payment of utilities? What happens if a tenant causes damage to the apartment? What is the landlord’s subletting policy?  This is just an example of some, but not all of the most critical and highly litigated areas in housing court.  Addressing these terms at the outset of a tenancy through a well-written rental agreement will enable the landlord to avoid the possibility of a future lengthy and expensive litigation.

 

Shur Law Group provides fixed-fee legal services for landlord consultations on Massachusetts landlord-tenant laws, and customized lease documents drafting and review.


 

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  • Boston
  • Watertown
  • Waltham
  • Newton
  • Needham
  • Mission Hill
  • Charlestown
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Dorchester
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  • Lynn
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  • Cambridge
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  • Melrose
  • Stoneham
  • Stoughton
  • Woburn
  • Milton
  • Newton
  • Revere
  • Salem
  • Saugus
  • Somerville
  • Walpole
  • Weymouth
  • Chelsea
  • Wakefield
  • Winthrop
  • Lexington
  • Framingham
  • Natick

 

We also serve other communities in Suffolk County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County and Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

 

Professional Associations

Boston Bar Association Greater Boston Real Estate Board Mass Bar National Apartment Association Rental Housing Association Womens Bar Association of Massachusetts

 

 

COMMUNITIES SERVED

  • Boston
  • Watertown
  • Waltham
  • Newton
  • Needham
  • Mission Hill
  • Charlestown
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Dorchester
  • Roxbury
  • West Roxbury
  • Roslindale
  • Quincy
  • Lynn
  • Swampscott
  • Marblehead
  • Arlington
  • Belmont
  • Braintree
  • Brookline
  • Brighton
  • Allston
  • Cambridge
  • Lowell
  • Lawrence
  • Everett
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • Melrose
  • Stoneham
  • Stoughton
  • Woburn
  • Milton
  • Newton
  • Revere
  • Salem
  • Saugus
  • Somerville
  • Walpole
  • Weymouth
  • Chelsea
  • Wakefield
  • Winthrop
  • Lexington
  • Framingham
  • Natick

 

We also serve other communities in Suffolk County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County and Plymouth County, Massachusetts.