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Massachusetts Real Estate Contracts & Laws - Chapter Summary
This chapter covers information related to real estate contracts and laws in Massachusetts. You can learn the different types of contracts and laws associated with Massachusetts' real estate. The engaging lessons also cover laws relating to environmental and landlord issues in Massachusetts. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the types of contracts in Massachusetts real estate
- Explain privacy and disclosure laws as they relate to Massachusetts real estate law
- Enumerate the laws and acts related to environmental and hazardous materials related to real estate
- Understand Massachusetts fair housing laws and who they protected
- Describe tenant and landlord rights and laws in Massachusetts
- List and explain the types of property ownership in Massachusetts
After each lesson, you will be able to test your understanding of the concepts with a short quiz. The text lessons in this chapter can be printed for easy referral at a later date.
1. Types of Real Estate Contracts in Massachusetts
This lesson identifies and describes types of real estate contracts in Massachusetts. We'll cover offer to purchase, purchase and sale agreements, leases, and listing and buyer agreements.
2. Property Disclosure & Consumer Protections in Massachusetts
This lesson will discuss residential property disclosure requirements in Massachusetts and explain other consumer protections related to misrepresentation and privacy. You will also learn how these regulations are enforced and the sanctions that occur as a result.
3. Environmental Issues & Hazardous Materials in Massachusetts Real Estate
This lesson will discuss environmental issues and hazardous materials in Massachusetts real estate. It will also provide information on issues about lead, sewage disposal, smoke and carbon monoxide detection, and protecting wetlands and rivers in Massachusetts.
4. Massachusetts Fair Housing Laws
Fair housing laws at the state and federal level prohibit discrimination in the rental, sale or financing of housing. This lesson covers Massachusetts fair housing laws and explains how they differ from the federal statutes.
5. Landlord & Tenant Laws in Massachusetts
Landlord and tenant laws in Massachusetts are governed by Massachusetts General Law and enforced by municipal agencies and the Attorney General's Consumer Advocacy and Response Division. This lesson covers landlord and tenant law in Massachusetts.
6. Massachusetts Real Estate Ownership: Forms & Requirements
This lesson describes forms of real estate ownership in Massachusetts, including tenancy by the entirety, tenants in common, and joint tenants. It also covers condominium ownership, timeshares, and registered land.
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Other chapters within the Massachusetts Real Estate Broker Exam: Study Guide & Practice course
- Property & Land Characteristics
- Air, Mineral & Water Rights in Real Estate
- Liens & Encumbrances in Real Estate
- Types of Property Ownership
- Real Estate Land Use Controls & Regulations
- Property Valuation & Appraisal
- Basic Real Estate Financing Terms & Concepts
- Types of Real Estate Loans
- Lending & Underwriting Processes
- Agency Relationships & Agreements
- Disclosures of Property Conditions
- Real Estate Sales Contracts
- Leasing & Property Management
- Real Estate Title Transfers
- Real Estate Practices
- Common Real Estate Calculations
- Massachusetts Real Estate Licensing & Statutory Requirements