"Summary Process (Eviction) Summons and Complaint Form" - Massachusetts

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
SUMMARY PROCESS (EVICTION) SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT
Department
Docket No.
9
Residential
(To be added by clerk’s office )
Division
9
Commercial
Entry Date:
ss
NOTICE OF A COURT CASE TO EVICT YOU - PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY
ESTA ES UNA NOTIFICACION DE UN CASO EN CORTE PARA DESALOJARLE -
FAVOR DE LEER EL MISMO CON CUIDADO
TO DEFENDANT(S)/TENANT(S)/OCCUPANT(S):
ADDRESS:
CITY/TOWN:
ZIP:
You are hereby summonsed to appear at a hearing before a Judge of the Court at the time and place listed below:
DAY:
DATE:
TIME:
COURT NAME:
COURT ADDRESS:
ROOM:
to defend against the complaint of PLAINTIFF/LANDLORD/OWNER:
of
STREET
CITY/TOWN:
ZIP:
that you occupy the premises at
,
being within the judicial district of this court, unlawfully and against the right of said Plaintiff/Landlord/Owner
because:
and further, that $
rent is owed according to the following account:
WITNESS:
ACCOUNT ANNEXED (itemize)
First or Chief Justice
Printed Name of Plaintiff or Attorney
Signature of Plaintiff or Attorney
Address of Plaintiff or Attorney
Date of Signature of Plaintiff or Attorney
Telephone Number of Plaintiff or Attorney
NOTICE TO EACH DEFENDANT/TENANT/OCCUPANT: At the hearing on
you (or your attorney) must appear in person to present your defense. You (or your attorney) must also file a
written answer to this complaint. An answer is your response stating the reason(s) why you should not be evicted
and may, in residential cases, include any claims you have against the Landlord. (An Answer Form is available
in the clerk’s office whose telephone number is
.) You must file (deliver or mail)
the answer with the court clerk and serve (deliver or mail) a copy on the landlord (or landlord’s attorney) at the
address shown above. The Answer must be received by the court clerk and received by the landlord (or the
landlord’s attorney) no later than Monday,
, which is the first Monday after the “entry
date” listed above. The entry date is the day by which your landlord must file this complaint with the court clerk.
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
SUMMARY PROCESS (EVICTION) SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT
Department
Docket No.
9
Residential
(To be added by clerk’s office )
Division
9
Commercial
Entry Date:
ss
NOTICE OF A COURT CASE TO EVICT YOU - PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY
ESTA ES UNA NOTIFICACION DE UN CASO EN CORTE PARA DESALOJARLE -
FAVOR DE LEER EL MISMO CON CUIDADO
TO DEFENDANT(S)/TENANT(S)/OCCUPANT(S):
ADDRESS:
CITY/TOWN:
ZIP:
You are hereby summonsed to appear at a hearing before a Judge of the Court at the time and place listed below:
DAY:
DATE:
TIME:
COURT NAME:
COURT ADDRESS:
ROOM:
to defend against the complaint of PLAINTIFF/LANDLORD/OWNER:
of
STREET
CITY/TOWN:
ZIP:
that you occupy the premises at
,
being within the judicial district of this court, unlawfully and against the right of said Plaintiff/Landlord/Owner
because:
and further, that $
rent is owed according to the following account:
WITNESS:
ACCOUNT ANNEXED (itemize)
First or Chief Justice
Printed Name of Plaintiff or Attorney
Signature of Plaintiff or Attorney
Address of Plaintiff or Attorney
Date of Signature of Plaintiff or Attorney
Telephone Number of Plaintiff or Attorney
NOTICE TO EACH DEFENDANT/TENANT/OCCUPANT: At the hearing on
you (or your attorney) must appear in person to present your defense. You (or your attorney) must also file a
written answer to this complaint. An answer is your response stating the reason(s) why you should not be evicted
and may, in residential cases, include any claims you have against the Landlord. (An Answer Form is available
in the clerk’s office whose telephone number is
.) You must file (deliver or mail)
the answer with the court clerk and serve (deliver or mail) a copy on the landlord (or landlord’s attorney) at the
address shown above. The Answer must be received by the court clerk and received by the landlord (or the
landlord’s attorney) no later than Monday,
, which is the first Monday after the “entry
date” listed above. The entry date is the day by which your landlord must file this complaint with the court clerk.
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NOTICE TO EACH DEFENDANT/TENANT/OCCUPANT: IF YOU DO NOT FILE AND SERVE AN
ANSWER, OR IF YOU DO NOT DEFEND AT THE TIME OF THE HEARING, JUDGMENT MAY BE
ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR POSSESSION AND THE RENT AS REQUESTED IN THE
COMPLAINT.
SI USTED NO REGISTRA O NOTIFICA UNA CONTESTA, O SI USTED NO PRESENTA UNA
DEFENSA A LA HORA DE LA AUDIENCIA, UNA SENTENCIA PUEDE SER REGISTRADA EN SU
CONTRA PARA POSECCION Y POR LA RENTA REQUERIDA EN EL RECLAMO.
To the Sheriffs of our several counties, or their Deputies, or any Constable of any City or Town within
said Commonwealth, GREETINGS: We command you to summon the within named defendant(s)/
tenant(s)/occupant(s) to appear as herein ordered.
Clerk-Magistrate
Officer’s Return
, ss
City/Town:_____________________
Date:______________________
By virtue of this Writ, I this day served the within-named tenant or occupant, and summonsed him/her as herein
directed, by giving in hand to__________________________________________________________________
or leaving it at
the last and usual place of abode.
A copy of this summons was mailed first class to each tenant/occupant at the address on:___________________.
Fees for Service:
Signature of Officer
Service
$
Copy/Attest
Travel
Printed Name of Officer
Use of Car
Mailing
Address of Officer
TOTAL $
Telephone Number of Officer
NOTICE TO PLAINTIFF/LANDLORD/OWNER: Have the Officer complete and return above. Service must
be made on the defendant(s) no later than the seventh day and not earlier than the thirtieth day before the Monday
entry date. This form must be filed in court no later than the close of business on the scheduled Monday entry
date. In appropriate cases, proper evidence of notice to quit must be provided to this court upon the filing of this
complaint. See Uniform Summary Process Rule 2(d). According to Uniform Summary Process Rule 2(c), the
hearing date is the second Thursday after the entry date. In some courts, the hearing date is the second Monday,
third Tuesday, third Wednesday, or second Friday.
Amended effective: 09/01/05
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