What does the bank have to do before it can try to evict you?

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Created October 2010
  • Before starting an eviction for just cause the bank must give you a contact information notice;
  • The bank must also notify you that you have the right to a court hearing before eviction;
  • The bank may have to send you other notices depending on the reason it claims is just cause for evicting you.


    If the bank wants to evict you for non-payment of rent, it must first notify you of how much rent you owe.

The bank can evict you only by going through court

All landlords, including banks, must go to court to evict a tenant. Eviction is a process that takes time and gives you a chance to defend yourself and tell your side of the story. Only a judge can order you to move out.

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