Landlord/Tenant Contract Laws in Massachusetts

When a landlord and tenant sign any kind of contract, having legal counsel present or overseeing the process is important. A contract is a legal document that is binding in Massachusetts. Not having a clear understanding of what is being signed can lead to misinterpretations, disputes, and even litigation between parties. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can handle the drafting, review, and dispute of any landlord or tenant contract issues.

Legal Contract Drafting Services

Contracts between a landlord and tenant can outline every detail of a lease or rental agreement. Payment of rent, responsibility of repairs and utilities, and the time period a tenant can remain in the unit can all be detailed in a contract. In order to avoid any confusion or misunderstanding, a contract that addresses the specifics of these details needs to be well-drafted by a legal professional. Both sides should also be aware of how negotiating a contract can help further protect each party.

When a contract is signed and not understood, or if it is entered into with one party not being clear about the details, disputes can be even more complicated than need be. A dispute over who is responsible for snow removal or heating costs can lead to litigation when these issues could have been clearly defined in a legally drafted contract. Situations may arise where a landlord may try to raise the rent or a tenant fails to pay in a timely manner. With a contract in place, these issues can be handled quickly and without room for error. Neither party should consider entering into a rental agreement without a legally drafted contract in place.

Experienced Rental Real Estate Attorneys

Shapiro Law Group, PC, can help landlords draft contracts to be used for prospective tenants or amend contracts when it is time to renew an agreement. When circumstances change or there are changes made to the property, landlords may need additional contracts to legalize a modification to an agreement.

Tenants need legal counsel to review any contract before they sign it, even if it is just a renewal of an existing agreement. This protects them from changes to the terms of that agreement.

By having a landlord tenant attorney from Shapiro Law Group, PC, on your side and looking out for your best interests, you can feel confident about the terms of an agreement and also know your rights are being protected. Having a well-drafted legal contract in place can be the key to a peaceful and amicable landlord tenant relationship. Call Shapiro Law Group, PC, for any and all of your landlord or tenant contract needs.

At Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us to set up your initial consultation. 339-200-9933.