Landlord/Tenant Matters and Summary Process

A summary eviction starts with the landlord serving the tenant with an eviction notice. Evictions can occur because of nonpayment of rent, lapse of time (expiration of lease), or nuisance. Once the tenant receives the notice, he/she can choose to leave the property, comply with the notice, or file an affidavit with the court to dispute the notice.

If an affidavit is filed, the court will schedule a hearing to decide whether an order for a summary eviction should be issued. This process requires strong understanding of the law, as well as the governing rules of the process.

Our attorneys will work diligently to evaluate your case and examine a potential list of issues, and give you the information and representation you need to move forward with your landlord/tenant matters and eviction summary process.

Common landlord/tenant matters:

  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Lease violations
  • Eviction
  • Violation of code
  • Property damage
  • Failure to pay rent
  • Repairs on rental property

If you have a problem with landlord/tenant matters or the summary process, please contact our office at (413) 534-4214 or submit your contact information by completing our online form. During your free initial consultation, our experienced team of attorneys will work with you to understand your case and advance quickly and appropriately.

Trying to decide if you have a case? Please feel free to call and ask for any of our attorneys. If after hours, please submit our online contact form.

Labrie, Pouliot, LaRocque & Guiel, P.C. serves Western MA, including Longmeadow, West Springfield, and Holyoke, for landord/tenant matters and summary process.