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Are you just looking for an inexpensive place to purchase one state specific for Mass?
Or did you have questions about leasing to her?
Ok, if you are renting from them, then they would be the ones to present you with a lease.. If you don't have a written lease, then you are a month to month tenant by default under the law.. So having a written month to month lease won't give you much protection.
If you get into a fixed term lease, like a 6 month or 12 month lease, then that protects you from them deciding to end the tenancy and evict before the lease expires.
But you can go to any local office supply store and get a template lease contract or you can go to a site like USLegalforms.com to download one that is state specific for a small fee. I use them myself when I need a template that I don't have.
See here: MA Lease Agreement
You can just fill in how long the tenancy is on the template lease and see if they will agree to sign it..
It means you are legally a month to month tenant by law and they would have to give you a written 30 day notice to terminate your tenancy if they decided that they wanted to do so. The same thing applies to you...you have to give them a 30 day notice as well..
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...
It depends on what your goal is here.... If you want to be able to count on staying for a set amount of time, then a fixed term lease makes sense as it protects you from being evicted with a month's notice.
But if you want the flexibility to be able to leave with a month's notice, then you don't need a lease at all..