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Post-Foreclosure Eviction in Massachusetts                               Former Homeowners

Post-Foreclosure Eviction Summary Process in Massachusetts

Notice to Quit and Summons & Complaint

Answer, Discovery & Jury Demand

What to expect at court; and former homeowner legal arguments

What happens if you lose your case?

Timing & Goals

Key Points to Remember for Former Homeowner Eviction Summary Process

Frequently Asked Post-Foreclosure Eviction Questions for Former Homeowners

Do I have to leave after the foreclosure auction?

What happens if there are no winning bids at the foreclosure auction?

Can the bank or new owner evict me in the winter-time?

Do I have a right to an eviction court hearing?

Is the new owner threatening to change the locks and shut off the utilities?

Is it illegal to accept a “Cash-for-Keys” offer?

I missed my eviction court hearing, can I request a new date?

Should I still go to court even if I did not file an Answer?

During the hearing, can I explain how the bank violated the foreclosure laws?

What happens if I’m unable to move out by the execution date?

Helpful Terms & Definitions



Post-Foreclosure Eviction

Notice To Quit




Bona Fide Tenant

Just Cause


Summons and Complaint




Legal Disclaimer: Although the information presented in these videos relates to legal issues, it is legal information and not legal advice. People dealing with housing issues who need legal advice or assistance should contact a lawyer. Every case is unique and outcomes will vary depending upon the facts and legal issues of your case. Please do not make any decisions about any legal matters without consulting an attorney first. Use of this information does not in any way create a lawyer-client relationship.

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