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What if the leased premises includes a residence?

If a dwelling is included in the leased premises, various statutory provisions apply. For example, by law the residence must be habitable. Landlord-tenant and public health laws in each New England state regulate residential rental agreements to ensure safe and habitable living conditions for tenants. For this reason it sometimes makes sense to write up a separate lease for the residence, but it is not required. Additionally, if a residence is part of the lease there are different insurance considerations. (See the fact sheet “Describing the Premises” [and/or “whole farm lease” versus multiple leases]?

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