Massachusetts 14 Day Notice to Pay or Quit | NonPayment of Rent

The Massachusetts fourteen (14) day notice to pay or quit, regulated by Chapter 186 Section 11, is required to be served to all forms of tenants that have failed to pay rent (both month-to-month and standard tenants). The notice gives the tenant fourteen (14) days to either pay the owed amount of rent or vacate the premises of the rental unit. If the tenant has not paid rent or moved out by the end of the fourteenth (14th) day, the landlord can go to court and purchase a complaint/summons (which will then be served to the tenant by the sheriff). After the summons is served to the tenant, the landlord can file the eviction action at the courthouse.

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How to Write

Step 1 – Enter the date at the top of the notice in the “Date” field. Put the name of the tenant and then address of the rental property in the appropriate input fields.

Step 2 – Fill in the amount that is due, and then enter the date that the 14 day notice period will expire on. Sign your name in the “Signature” field.

Step 3 – The “Proof of Delivery” must be filled out after the notice has been served. Enter the date of service, and then select the service method that was used. Sign your name at the bottom of the section.