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Notice to Quit Timeline

Rental Period Notice to Quit for Tenants at Will for Thursday Trials

 

Month 1

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Tenant must get rental period notice to quit before 1st if rent is due on 1st

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Tenancy terminates at midnight

Month 2

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1
Landlord can serve tenant Summons & Complaint

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3

4

5

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10

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12
Entry Date

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14

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Answer Date
Tenant’s Answer & Discovery Due

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21

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Original Trial Date

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24

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29
Landlord’s Discovery Response Due

30

Month 3

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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2

3

4

5

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Rescheduled Trial Date

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Court could enter judgment

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9

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Appeal deadline

18
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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