Massachusetts Standard Residential Lease Agreement

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors Standard Residential Lease Agreement sets the base rules and expectations tied to the leasing of a residential property that are to be strictly followed by the bound parties until the contract’s termination. During move-in procedure (after the parties sign the lease), it is normal practice for the landlord to charge a security deposit; Massachusetts Ch. 186 § 15B restricts landlords from charging more than one (1) month’s rent.

Massachusetts Lease Laws – Ch. 186, §§ 1A to 29; Ch. 186a, §§ 1 to 6