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Is there some violation or are you just wanting to terminate the tenancy?
Ok, then that would be a violation of the lease and in MA you can give the tenant a 14 day notice to pay or vacate and then evict through the courts if they don't pay.
If this was a no cause eviction, you have to give a Sec 8 tenant 90 days notice and notify the Sec 8 office as well,.
Let me know if you need to know what the court eviction process is..
I don't understand your comment.... if you raised the rent and the tenant is refusing to pay, that is a lease violation and you can give them a 14 day notice under MA law...
In case you wanted to know the process:
The landlord files the eviction complaint and then serves the tenant with the summons and complaint.
The tenant files an answer, and in some instances the parties exchange discovery. Before the court hearing, the landlord and tenant can try to negotiate a settlement. If no settlement is reached, the landlord and tenant present their cases before the court.
Following the hearing, the court can dismiss the case or enter an order of eviction. Either party has ten days to appeal from the court’s decision.
If the court enters an order of eviction, the landlord gets an execution from the court 11 days after the judgment is entered. The sheriff serves the execution on the tenant and can move the tenant out of the property 48 hours after the landlord receives the execution.
Ok, that is simply wrong. If you gave a month to month tenant a 30 day notice to vacate, and they didn't move out during that 30 days, then you can evict through the courts.
If you gave proper notice of a rent increase, which is also a 30 day notice, then if the tenant refuses to pay the new rent, then that is a violation and you can give them a 14 day notice to pay and then evict them through the courts..
So there must be some part of the process that is not being done correctly because that is how you evict someone..