Waltham, MA asked in Real Estate Law for Massachusetts

Q: Hello, would you be able to tell me if a statement of condition has to be completed at every lease renewal in MA?

a statement of condition has been completed at start of tenancy. This is for renewal of the lease, same apartment, same tenant.

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Christopher Tolley
Christopher Tolley
  • Boston, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Maybe it is required, maybe it isn't, but I can't think why you would not get one. If the tenant has damaged the unit or there is usual wear and tear you should have that documented to protect yourself. You don't want the tenant using the condition statement from the prior tenancy as evidence of the state of the unit, you want a statement showing the most current state of the unit.

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