What Happens if the Tenant Doesn’t Show Up to Court

Default Judgments in Massachusetts Summary Process Actions By Robert Nislick You are a Massachusetts residential landlord or commercial landlord. You have properly terminated the defendant’s tenancy for nonpayment of rent or for cause. You have properly served the tenant with a Summary Process (Eviction) Summons and Complaint.  You have properly entered your residential eviction actionContinue reading What Happens if the Tenant Doesn’t Show Up to Court

Evicting the Holdover Tenant Who Does Not Leave After Lease Ends

By Robert Nislick You are a Massachusetts landlord. You leased an apartment to a tenant. The lease ended.  The tenant did not leave. How do you get rid of the holdover tenant and get your property back? Some landlords believe that you can file the summary process action as soon as the lease is over,Continue reading Evicting the Holdover Tenant Who Does Not Leave After Lease Ends