What is "just cause"?

If you are a bona fide tenant, the bank cannot evict you unless it has just cause (a good reason).

Some examples of just cause are:

  • not paying rent;
  • disturbing other residents;
  • creating a nuisance;
  • not allowing landlord in to make repairs.

The bank cannot evict you just because it wants you to leave. Wanting an empty building is not just cause.

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Created October 2010

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