Eviction

Owning rental property in Massachusetts can be both rewarding and frustrating, particularly when a tenant stops paying rent or violates the terms of a lease.  Massachusetts landlords are subject to powerful and sometimes complicated rules intended to protect tenants.

For nearly a decade, Charles River Law Partners LLC has assisted landlords throughout greater Boston to recover possession of their rental property through negotiated agreements and judicial evictions, including forced removal by Sheriff.  The legal rules and procedures governing evictions in Massachusetts must be carefully followed, and even innocent errors can result in extremely costly delays and even large monetary judgments against landlords.

Our library of eviction notices, pleadings, and agreements are tested through frequent use in the Massachusetts housing and district courts.  We strive to bring a practical and creative approach to solving problem tenant situations.  While some cases demand aggressive judicial intervention, others are best suited to mediated solutions.  At all times, our goal is always to protect our client's real estate, minimize the potential for conflict and liability, and maximize profitability.

Fixed Fee Services

Charles River Law Partners LLC offers immediate service to landlords seeking to evict problem tenants or to recover possession of rental property for their own use.  Our fixed fee model means you only pay for what you need and recognizes that, while some evictions evolve into complex court cases, most are resolved by sending a notice to quit or by initiating an eviction action in court.

Prepare and coordinate service of a Notice to Quit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $150.00

Prepare and coordinate service and filing of Eviction Complaint   .  .  .  .  .  . $200.00

Obtain uncontested judgment for possession and rents  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $250.00

All out-of-pocket costs, including constable fees ($20-$50), summons fees ($5.00), and filing fees ($135-$195), are the responsibility of the client.

Additional hourly fees apply only in the event that your tenant formally ‘contests’ the eviction, including by filing an answer in court, moving to dismiss the eviction, appearing in court to contest the eviction, or demanding the production of evidence through discovery.  If this occurs, our regular hourly fees apply for time spent responding to, litigating, and defending against these additional matters.  Hourly fees also apply for time spent negotiating and preparing a formal written agreement to the parties’ dispute and submitting it to the court for approval as an order or judgment.

We start our representation with a full evaluation of your tenancy, and making sure you understand any potential risks or liabilities that you may have as a landlord before taking the next step.

We invite you to contact us by e-mail or at (617) 357-4898 to schedule a consultation with an eviction attorney.


Charles River Law Partners, LLC represents clients in Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Bristol County, Worcester County, Hampden County, and Franklin County.

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| Phone: 617-357-4898
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