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Daniel H. Weberman, The Kabinet Founder – Terry I. Weberman, The Kabinet CPA

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Introduction

The eviction process in Massachusetts has certain steps that must be followed in order for a landlord to legally evict a tenant. Knowing the process and rules of eviction can help both tenants and landlords understand their rights and responsibilities.

Steps of the Eviction Process in Massachusetts

The eviction process in Massachusetts begins with the landlord providing the tenant with a written notice to vacate the premises. The notice must be for a valid reason, such as non-payment of rent, and include a reasonable amount of time for the tenant to leave. If the tenant doesn’t leave, the landlord can then file an eviction complaint in court. If the court rules in the landlord’s favor, the tenant will be required to vacate within 10-14 days.

The tenant has the right to contest the eviction and will be provided with a court hearing. During the hearing, both the tenant and landlord can present their case. If the court rules in favor of the landlord, the tenant will be required to leave within 10-14 days. If the tenant does not comply, the landlord can then have the sheriff physically remove the tenant.

If the tenant is removed by the sheriff, the landlord can then file a claim for the amount of unpaid rent, legal fees, and other damages.

Resources

When dealing with an eviction, both tenants and landlords should familiarize themselves with the eviction process in Massachusetts and their rights and responsibilities. The following resources can provide helpful information:

Conclusion

The eviction process in Massachusetts is complicated, and it’s important that both tenants and landlords familiarize themselves with their rights and responsibilities. Knowing the steps of the eviction process and having access to resources such as those listed above can help protect the rights of both tenants and landlords.

Note

Daniel, The Kabinet Founder, has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information within this article was correct at time of publication. He does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from accident, negligence, or any other cause. Speak to your advisor to make sure you qualify for such benefits or opportunities. Do not rely solely on this abbreviated article, it is for informational purposes only. Terry, The Kabinet CPA, has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information within this article was correct at time of publication. He does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from accident, negligence, or any other cause. Speak to your advisor to make sure you qualify for such benefits or opportunities. Do not rely solely on this abbreviated article, it is for informational purposes only.