Greater Boston Residential Lease Agreement Form

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Updated June 03, 2022

A Massachusetts Greater Boston Residential Lease Agreement Form allows for some necessary definitions to be associated with a lease contract between a landlord and tenant in the Greater Boston Area. Any lease in the Greater Boston Area will be subject to the Boston statutes governing these types of contracts so it is important to be aware of your municipality’s rules and regulations. At times, there will be some mandatory disclosures, terms, and conditions that must be included in certain counties. The lease, itself, will address the basic issues that will define a landlord-tenant relationship in this state.  Some areas will require further definition entered by the preparer of this document. These areas are a matter of discussion for all parties involved.

Those who are signing this lease are strongly encouraged to read each section of this lease carefully. Each party signing this document will be expected to adhere to its contents strictly. Courts and tenants can expect this because a signature on a contract will signify the signature party has read and fully comprehended the document they are signing. This will be taken as verification of that party’s willingness and ability to fulfill his/her obligations as defined by this document for the duration of its lifetime.

How to Write

Step 1 – At the top of the page, on the right, enter the date.

Step 2 – On the first line, enter the full name of the preparer and his/her street address.

Step 3 – On the second line, enter the City/State/Zip and Phone Number of the Preparer.

Step 4 – On the third line, below the words “Lessor, hereby leases to” enter the full name of the Lessee. Below this, enter the full address and phone number of the Lessee.

Step 5 – On the fifth line, enter the suite or apt number of the space being rented. The line below this will need the street address, including city, zip code, and the contents of the property being leased entered.

Step 6 – On the seventh line, next to the words “for the term of,” enter the length of time the lease shall exist for (years and/or months) and the start date of the lease on the blank lines provided. On the next line enter the date this lease shall terminate.

Step 7 – The next area shall deal with the lease. Typically, the landlord will fill out the paragraphs on the right, while on the left the Tenant will provide his/her initials to acknowledge they have read, understand, and agree to the terms in paragraph A and paragraph B.

Step 8 – In paragraph “A,” enter the full rent the Tenant must pay by the end of the lease on the first blank line. Then on the second blank line enter the monthly rent amount. On the third blank line, enter the calendar day of each month the rent shall be due.

Step 9 – In paragraph “B,” enter the first fiscal year this lease applies two on the first blank space. Then enter the fiscal year which the real estate taxes (during this tenant’s occupancy) shall be compared to on the second blank line. On the third blank line of this paragraph, enter the percentage of tax increase the Lessee is responsible to pay the Landlord.

Step 10 – Directly Below the heading “Lessor and Lessee Further Covenant and Agree,” enter the Name, Phone Number, Address, and City/State/Zip for the contact regarding all maintenance issues involving the leased property

Step 11 – In the second category of this section, enter any other agreements the Landlord and Tenant wish to have as part of this lease. Do this in the space provided below the words “Additional Provisions.”

Step 12 – Read items three through thirty-four carefully. Your signature will acknowledge you have received this information and are agreeing to it (as well as to anything else on this document).

Step 13 – In section 34, enter any other provisions that should be considered part of this area and adhered to.

Step 14 – Below section 34, will be a space for the Lessee, Lessor, and any Trustee or Agent involved to sign their names. The guaranty section will require signature of any witnesses present or a Notary’s information and seal.