Every rental manager likes their own forms. What’s offered here is a complete set of landlord forms that you can modify. These forms are a good starting place for Massachusetts rental real estate.
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Which of these Landlord Forms do I Need?
Imagine your business is a “process” for providing temporary housing. The process has different steps:
- Screen the prospective tenants before you give a tour.
- Screen the prospective tenants before you sign an agreement.
- Sign an agreement before you hand over the keys.
- Operate the apartment.
- Help the tenants leave your property.
- Return their security deposit and file their records.
The Complete Set of Massachusetts Landlord Forms
Step One: Screening
- Applicant Qualifier
- Application Instructions
- Application Checklist
- CORI Acknowledgement Form (Free)
- Application Fee Receipt
- Security Deposit Receipt (before bank)
- Adverse Action Letter
- Request for Landlord Reference
- Verification of Disability for Reasonable Accommodation
- The Main Agreeement
- Animal Policy
- Bedbug Warning Sheet (Free)
- Agreement Checklist
- Cleaning Fees
- Conditions Statement
- Cosigner Guarantee
- Insect Infestation Addendum
- Lead Law Notification (Public)
- Mold Addendum
- No Smoking Addendum
- Security Deposit and Last Month’s Rent Receipt (after bank)
- Summary of Addenda
- Trash Sheet
- Utilities Transfer Sheet
Step Four: Operations
- Smoke Detector Inspection Form (Free)
- Renew Lease
- Rent Raise Form
- Rent Receipt
- Written Information Security Plan (WISP)
Step Five-A: Moving Out
Step Five-B: Eviction
- Notice to Quit
- Summary Process Summons and Complaint
- Serenity Prayer (Public)
- Additional information on evictions
Step Six: Security Deposit Return
A note about file format: all of the forms are available in either Microsoft Word .docx, Microsoft Excel .xlsx, or Adobe .pdf. If you require a different format, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We intend to review these forms and update them when one of three things happen:
- One year has passed since the last review.
- A new landlord tenant law is passed.
- A court case produces a new understanding.
Revisions for each document are identified by a version number in the file name. When you download the file, keep the version number. The next time you use your forms, you can compare each file’s version number with the latest version listed here. You can then read our revision comments to see if you wish to update your form to our latest version.
A history of major reviews:
- September 2016 through February 2017: Incorporation of best practices from the Rental Housing Association of Greater Springfield and Western Division of the Housing Court. Lyons and Fitzpatrick, Record Title advising in some instances.
- January, 2015: Incorporation of best practices from the Worcester Property Owners Association and Worcester Division of the Housing Court. Various attorneys advising in some instances.
- May 2014 through September, 2014: Incorporation of best practices from Greater Boston. Alford and Bertrand advising in some instances.