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14-day Notice to Quit Timeline

14-Day Notice to Quit for Non-payment of Rent for Thursday Trials

Month 1

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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Tenant gets
14-day notice to quit

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Month 2

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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2

3

4

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Tenancy terminates at midnight

6
Landlord can serve tenant Summons & Complaint

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Entry Date

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Answer Date
Tenant’s Answer & Discovery Due

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Original Trial Date

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Month 3

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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2

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Landlord’s Discovery Response Due

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Rescheduled Trial Date

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Court could enter judgment

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Appeal deadline

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Landlord could get Execution

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Sheriff could serve a 48-hour notice

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Sheriff could move tenant out

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Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Last Updated May 2014

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