Notice to Quit Attestation Form and Submission Information

All landlords must give tenants an attestation form and submit a copy of any Notice to Quit for nonpayment of rent given to a residential tenant until March 31, 2023.

This is required by 400 CMR 6.00 / Section 1 of Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020, as amended by Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and Chapter 42 of the Acts of 2022. 

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Required Attestation Form to Accompany a Notice to Quit

Landlords Must Provide Attestation Form With Notice to Quit: Until March 31, 2023, landlords that issue a notice to quit for nonpayment of rent to a residential tenant, must also give the tenant, with the notice to quit, a completed form attesting (swearing) to certain facts. This is required by law - see Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020, as amended by Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and Chapter 42 of the Acts of 2022.

“NOTE: This form was updated on 05.11.22 in English, and contains updated translations of page 2 into Chinese Simplified, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese, to reflect the extension to 3/31/23 of landlord’s obligation to provide her/his tenant(s) with this attestation form along with an NTQ, as well as the end of certain rental assistance programs.

Instructions for Completing the Attestation Form

Instruction Sheet for Landlords (Updated: 05.11.22): Instructions for completing the form that must accompany a notice to quit for nonpayment of rent are available below.

“NOTE: The English version and the translations linked below were updated on 05.11.22 ​to reflect the extension to 3/31/23 of landlord’s obligation to provide her/his tenant(s) with this attestation form along with an NTQ, as well as the end of certain federal agencies’ eviction moratoria for some types of owner-occupied properties covered by mortgage loans backed by those agencies.

Additional Resources

Submitting a Notice to Quit

Use the link below to complete the form and upload a copy of the completed Notice to Quit. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has information for landlords on emergency housing assistance and other services available for landlords and tenants. A sample Notice to Quit can be found online at the Trial Court Law Libraries. These sample forms are provided as a convenience and may not be suitable or legally sufficient in all cases. If you’re not sure how to proceed, ask for legal help.

Regulations

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development has issued regulations to implement Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020. The regulations are available below.

Proposed Amendments to the Regulations

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development is proposing to promulgate amendments to the Regulations to implement sections 21 to 25 and section 30 of Chapter 42 of the Acts of 2022, an act making appropriations for fiscal year 2022 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects, that extend certain portions of the requirements of chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020 until March 31st, 2023.

Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020

An act providing for eviction protections during the covid-19 pandemic emergency

Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021

An act relative to extending certain COVID-19 measures adopted during the state of emergency

Chapter 42 of the Acts of 2022

An act making appropriations for fiscal year 2022 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects 

 

Last updated: May 11, 2022
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