Q & A Saturday – How Do I Evict a Tenant?

Welcome to our Q & A Saturday video.

In these Q & A Videos we will answer your questions about real estate.  Any real estate related topic from questions about selling your house, buying a house, real estate investor questions, land lording questions, local market questions and many others things are all fair game. 

Today’s question is “How Do I Evict a Tenant?

Eviction Notice - Massachusetts Eviction Process

In this video Shaun discusses some of the basics of the eviction process and the timelines involved.


Some of the main points covered in this video are:

1)      What are eviction basics

2)      What are the statutory guidelines in Massachusetts

3)      Congratulations if you are in another state, it should be a lot easier

4)      Some of the major costs associated with an eviction

5)      Best case timelines and more realistic ones    


Being a landlord can be tough.  Being a landlord with bad tenants can be REALLY tough.  If you are a landlord long enough it is inevitable you will have to understand the eviction process.  Even if you highly lucky and do not have to do one there will be tenants that will have issues and you will want to get out of your property and even if you can avoid the actual eviction you have to be ready to proceed if needed.  The process is fairly complicated and very stringent so make sure to understand what you need to do, and best idea is to hire an experienced attorney at least for the first time to ensure things go right.  In Massachusetts if you make a mistake in the process you will have to start over at least from that step and possibly from the very start and given that best case timelines are well over a month you do not want to have that reset on you.  How much is the rent you are missing?  If the attorney’s cost is less than a month’s rent then it is probably a good deal for you.

Dealing with an eviction?  Do you need to sell a Massachusetts rental house?  If you would like to sell your home fast and hassle free  schedule a consultation with us today.


Hope you enjoyed the video and leave any other questions you have about the topic below or any other topics you would like to see covered in future videos.  I encourage anyone that has things they would like to talk about to let me know what they are.  You can always fill out a contact us form here and put Q & A in the subject, just leave a comment with your questions below here, send an email to info@masshomesale.com, or post it on our Facebook page or Twitter account.


Resources mentioned in the video and some other useful resources and good articles:

–          MA Government guide to the eviction process for Land Lords

–          Massachusetts eviction timelines from MassLegalHelp.org

–          Nice realistic timeline case study from MassLandLords.net

–          Another good article summarizing the MA eviction process by Rich Vetstein’s Mass Real Estate Law Blog

–          However the grass isn’t always greener, check out our video about Investing in Out of State Rentals

–          Also see our Face Book album of a Trashed Rental House (and our Instagram for other “fun” pics)

–          What if they also trashed the place?  See our article about Fixing up a rental house

–          If you want to sell a rental house in Massachusetts or in New Hampshire we can help.





(Image Credit: eviction-attorneys via Reinfeld & Cabrera P.A )


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