发信人: gogo2004 (挑灯看剑), 信区: Boston
标 题: 马萨诸塞州租房驱逐暂停令期满. 房屋法庭将于下周重新开放
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Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed September 11, 2020
On April 20, 2020 Massachusetts passed an emergency law to stop evictions
and foreclosures during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
On July 21, Governor Baker extended the moratorium to October 17, 2020.
"One in three Massachusetts tenants at risk of eviction, advocates say"
The Baker administration, though, is pressing ahead. The governor on Tuesday
said extending the moratorium would amount to “letting the problem fester.”
“The longer the moratorium stayed in place, the bigger the hole people
would have to work themselves out of,” he said.
So now eviction cases will move forward, though no one’s yet quite sure how
many. Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey said the courts expect anywhere
from 25,000 to 200,000 cases in the coming months. Prior to the pandemic,
state housing courts averaged about 3,300 cases per month, so that would be
a big increase. But just how big remains to be seen.
The moratorium froze 11,553 pending cases, according to state court data.
Those will resume first, with hearing notices starting to be sent out Monday
, and won’t be eligible for some of the new protections Baker announced
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发信人: gogo2004 (挑灯看剑), 信区: Boston
标 题: Re: 马萨诸塞州租房驱逐暂停令期满. 房屋法庭将于下周重新开放
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Tue Oct 20 15:27:35 2020, 美东)
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: Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
: Reviewed September 11, 2020
: On April 20, 2020 Massachusetts passed an emergency law to stop evictions
: and foreclosures during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
: On July 21, Governor Baker extended the moratorium to October 17, 2020.
: "One in three Massachusetts tenants at risk of eviction, advocates say"
ON THE FIRST business day after the end of a six-month long statewide
moratorium on evictions, not much happened. But that could change fairly
The 11,000-plus pending cases that were filed before the mid-April ban will
now start moving forward in the state’s housing courts. A large chunk of
those pending cases are so far along in the legal process that the landlords
will simply obtain from the courts execution notices, which allow
constables or sheriffs to physically remove a tenant and their belongings
from their apartments.
Landlords can also begin the eviction process by sending a 14-day notice to
quit to tenants they wish to evict for nonpayment of rent. After a tenant
doesn’t reply to a notice to quit or declines to move, the landlord can
then serve them with a summons for a court date. If mediation isn’t
successful within two weeks, court proceedings can proceed. In 2019, it took
20 days, on average, for an eviction to play out after that point.
Tenants have one other, last recourse. If tenants officially claim within 30
days that the pandemic changed their financial status (a layoff or reduced
hours) and caused them to fall behind on their rent, they may be able seek a
stay of an eviction until the end of December under a moratorium
established by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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