I’m a Massachusetts tenant and I don’t want to move out of my home. How can I avoid eviction? What are my Massachusetts tenant eviction rights?
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UPDATED: Feb 13, 2020
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Other than working out an arrangement with your landlord or fighting the eviction in court, there are few other alternatives available after you’ve been served with lawful notice (if notice is even required). If you are past due on rent, even if you pay what is owed your landlord may still proceed with the eviction depending on the provisions of the lease. If you’ve violated your lease, your landlord may not have to give you the opportunity to correct the violation (again, this depends on the provisions of the lease). After you’ve been given notice, you will receive a Summary Process Summons and Complaint form once the eviction process has begun. The complaint will detail why you are being evicted and include court information. It will be served by a sheriff or constable. If you have reached this point in the process, you may wish to seek the advice of an experienced Massachusetts evictions lawyer to help you defend against eviction.