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REBA Standards & Forms

The Handbook of Standards and Forms is a compilation of indispensable documents for the real estate professional. At well over 300 pages long, this collection includes over one hundred forms, various ethical and practice standards as well as the new Mortgage Discharge Legislation forms.

Each REBA member receives a free CD-ROM at the beginning of each calendar year with the most up-to-date forms, and they can be downloaded at anytime from the member-only section of our website.

Table of Contents

Title Standard
1 Period of Search
2 Old Age Assistance Liens
3 Federal Estate Tax Liens
4 Tax Titles
5 Water Liens
6 Junior Lienors as Parties to Proceedings under the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act
7 Mortgage Foreclosures Not Complying with the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act
8 A Corporation as a Party to Proceedings under the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act
9 Massachusetts Business Trusts and the Rule Against Perpetuities
10 Executor's Power of Sale
11 Corporate Transfers
12 Foreign Corporations 
13 Massachusetts Inheritance Tax Liens
14 Missing Probates
15 Partition by Sale
16 Acknowledgments
17 Corporate Tax Liens
18 Municipal Liens
19 Municipal Lien Certificates
20 Levy of Execution by Sale
21 Scriveners' Errors
22 Municipal Betterments
23 Self-Dealing by Trustee
24 Massachusetts Estate Tax Liens
25 Mortgage Discharges
26 Limited Partnership Transfers
27 Title References and Descriptions
28 Release of Right of Redemption after Foreclosure in
Respect of a Federal Tax Lien
29 Dissolution of Lis Pendens
30 Bankruptcy Transfers
31 Notice of Pendency of Bankruptcy
32 Unadministered Bankruptcy Interests
33 Transfers by Trustee 
34 Powers of Attorney
35 Notice of Foreclosure Sale
36 Probate Inventories 
37 General Partnership Transfers
(Previously Recorded Conveyances)
38 Attachments of Trust Property
39 Exercise of Power of Appointment
40 Transfers by Devisees
41 List of Heirs
42 Mortgage Transactions: Discharges, Assignments and Partial Releases
43 Assignments of Lease Reversions
44 General Partnership Transfers (Current Transactions
45 Transfers to Trusts
46 Delayed Recording
47 Seizure on Execution
48 Mortgage Foreclosures under Power of Attorney
49 Dissolution of Attachments
50 Pretermitted Issue
51 Transfers Involving the Commonwealth
52 Extension of Restrictions
53 Indefinite References - Trusts
54 Federal Tax Liens (Recorded
55 Massachusetts Tax Liens (Recorded)
56 Mortgage Foreclosures after December 31, 1990
57 Private Restrictions
58 Out of Order Recording of Mortgage Discharges and Assignments
59 Limited Liability Company Transfers
60 Limited Liability Partnership Transfers
61 Massachusetts Estate Tax Liens with Respect to Transfers for Inadequate Consideration
62 Mechanic’s Lien for Personal Labor Only
63 Mechanic’s Lien for Contractor’s Labor or Labor and Materials
64 Mechanic’s Lien for Subcontractor’s Labor or Labor and Materials
65 Undischarged Confirmatory Mortgages and Collateral  Assignments of Rent/Leases
66 Transfers by Non-Profit Corporations
67 Orders in Equitable Proceedings
68 Trustee’s Certificates Under M.G.L. c. 184, § 35
69 Certificates Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 183A, § 6(d)
70 Condominiums: First Unit Deed Fails to Include Attached Unit Plan
or Includes Defective Unit Plan or Certification
71 Evidence of Death of Deceased Joint Owners and Life Tenants
72 Mortgage Instruments - Identification of Nominor (MERS)

Ethical Standards
Number Ethical Standard Page
1 Consideration Recited in Deeds
2 Acknowledgments
3 Communication with a Party Represented by Counsel

Practice Standards
1 Adjustments (Between Buyer and Seller)
2 Recording Charges
3 Paper Size
 
Forms
1 Affidavit Regarding Power of Attorney - PDF or Word
2 Affidavit Regarding Massachusetts Estate Taxes (Replaced by Form 32)
3 Affidavit Regarding Federal Estate Taxes (Replaced by Form 32)
4 Affidavit Under M. G. L. c. 183, § 5B (by Attorney) - PDF or Word
4A Affidavit Under M. G. L. c. 183, § 5B (With Subjoined Attorney’s Affidavit) - PDF or Word
5 Title Insurance Affidavit - PDF or Word
6 Certification by Entity Transferor - PDF or Word
7 Smoke Detector Certification Agreement - PDF or Word
8 Notice to Purchaser Regarding Real Estate Taxes - PDF or Word
9 Offer to Purchase Real Estate - PDF or Word
9A Lead Paint Rider for Residential Property Constructed Prior to 1978 - PDF or Word
10 General Power of Attorney for Representing Seller - PDF or Word
11 Limited Power of Attorney for Representing Seller at Closing - PDF or Word
11A Certification (For Use with Form 11) - PDF or Word
12 Subordination of Mortgage - PDF or Word
13 Subordination of Lease - PDF or Word
14 Consent to Master Deed Amendment of Mortgage - PDF or Word
15 Discharge of Mortgage by Mortage Servicer or by Note Holder or by Attorney Affidavit Under M.G. L. c. 183, § 55 -
15A Discharge of Mortgage by Mortgage Servicer Under M.G.L. c. 183 § 54c (A) (1) - PDF or Word
15B Discharge of Mortgage by Mortgage Servicer,Under M.G.L. c. 183, § 54 c (A) (2) - PDF or Word
15C Affidavit of Mortgagor(s) In Support of Discharge of Mortgage Under  M.G.L. c. 183, § 54 c (A) (2) (i) (a) - PDF or Word

15D Affidavit of subsequent owner(s) of Record in Support of Discharge of Mortgage Under M.G.L. c. 183, § 54 c (A) (2) (i) (b) -
5E Attorney's Affidavit in support of Discharge of Mortgage by Mortgage Servicer Under M.G.L. c. 183, § 54 c (A) (2) (ii) -
15F Discharge of Mortgage By Note Holder Under M.G.L. c. 183, § 54c (b) - PDF or Word
15G Discharge of Mortgage By Attorney's Affidavit Under M.G.L. c.183 § 55 - PDF or Word
16 Declaration of Homestead - PDF or Word
17 Declaration of Homestead by Elderly or Disabled Person - PDF or Word
18 Election of Tenants by the Entirety - PDF or Word
19 Quitclaim Deed - PDF or Word
20 Declaration of Trust: Establishing Nominee Trust - PDF or Word
20A Schedule of Beneficiaries Nominee Trust - PDF or Word
20B Receipt of Schedule of Beneficiaries - PDF or Word
20C Nominee Trust Resignation - PDF or Word
20D Nominee Trust Appointment of Successor Trustee - PDF or Word
20E Certificate of Acceptance by Trustee - PDF or Word
20F Nominee Trustee Certificate of Appointment of Successor Trustee and Acceptance - PDF or Word
20G Trustee Certificate - PDF or Word
20H Certificate and Direction of Beneficiary - PDF or Word
21 Purchase and Sale Agreement for Massachusetts Real Estate - PDF or Word
21A Condominium Rider to Purchase and Sale Agreement for Massachusetts Real Estate - PDF or Word
21B Septic System Inspection Rider to Purchase and Sale Agreement for Massachusetts Real Estate
21C Alternative Dispute Resolution Rider to Purchase and Sale Agreement for Massachusetts Real Estate - PDF or Word
22 Residential Condominium Unit Deed - PDF or Word
23 Certificate of Entry - PDF or Word
24 Foreclosure Deed - PDF or Word
25 Mortgagee's Affidavit - PDF or Word
26 Form 26 No Longer Exist (Ruebeck Compliance Letter)
27 Notice of Extension Pursuant to M. G. L. c. 244, § 15 - PDF or Word
28 Buyer's Limited Power of Attorney - PDF or Word
29 Mortgage Payoff Information Sheet - PDF or Word
30 Payoff Request (Equity Line of Credit) - PDF or Word
31 Request for Discharge (Equity Line of Credit) - PDF or Word
32 Affidavit M.G.L. c. 65C, § 14(a) - PDF or Word
33 Escrow Agreement - PDF or Word
34 Release of Declaration of Homestead - PDF or Word
35 Trustee’s Certificate Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 184, § 35 - PDF or Word
36 Notary Public - Acknowledgement - PDF or Word
37 Notary Public - Jurat - PDF or Word
38 Reba Short Form Office Lease PDF or Word
38A Schedule 1 Reba Short Form Office Lease Option To Extend PDF or Word
38B Work Letter for Reba Short Form Office Lease PDF or Word

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