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: 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

Instruction Sheet for Landlords (Updated: 09.08.22): Instructions for completing the form that must accompany a notice to quit for nonpayment of rent are available below.

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.

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.

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

Chapter 107 of the Acts of 2022

An act relative to extending certain state of emergency accommodations

Last updated: September 8, 2022
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