Enter the BC Lease Laboratory
According to the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, "if you do plan to sign a written lease, read it carefully. A landlord may try to rush you into signing a lease. She may say that all leases are "standard" and that you shouldn't bother reading it. There may be a lot of small print and words you do not understand. Don't let a landlord intimidate you or stop you from reading the lease. Even if you are nervous or feel shy, be firm and polite and tell her you want to read the lease. You may want to bring the lease home with you and go over it with a friend or lawyer." Our office put together an online "Lease Laboratory" to test out all the elements in your contract. Please take a few minutes and run your lease through our lab!