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Transfer your case to Housing Court

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, with assistance from legal services offices in Massachusetts
Reviewed January 2022

The Summons and Complaint tells you the court that is hearing your case.

If your case is in District Court or the BMC, you can transfer your case to the Housing Court.  Housing Courts have more resources to help tenants.

If you transfer your case to Housing Court, file your Answer in the District Court or BMC where the case was filed. Use Booklet 5: Transfer.

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