Required Attestation Form to Accompany a Notice to Quit
Landlords Must Provide Attestation Form With Notice to Quit: As of December 31, 2020, landlords that issue a notice to quit for nonpayment of rent to a residential tenant must also give the tenant a completed form attesting (swearing) to certain facts along with the notice to quit. 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 09.08.22 in English, and contains translations into Chinese Simplified, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Instructions for Completing the Attestation Form
Submitting a Notice to Quit
Until March 31, 2023, all landlords must submit a copy of any Notice to Quit for nonpayment of rent given to a residential tenant. Use the link below to complete a submission 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.
Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020
Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021
Chapter 42 of the Acts of 2022
Chapter 107 of the Acts of 2022
|Last updated:||September 8, 2022|