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  • PART III COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES
  • TITLE III REMEDIES RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY
  • CHAPTER 239 SUMMARY PROCESS FOR POSSESSION OF LAND

Section 1 - Persons entitled to summary process

Section 1A - Land or tenements used for residential purposes; action by lessor under this chapter to recover possession; conditions and restrictions

Section 2 - Jurisdiction; venue; form of writ

Section 2A - Reprisal for reporting violations of law, for tenant’s union activity, or actions taken pursuant to laws protecting tenants who are victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault or stalking; defense; presumption

Section 3 - Judgment and execution; costs; appeal

Section 4 - Storage of property removed; liens and enforcement; penalties

Section 5 - Appeal; bond; actions thereon; waiver; appeal of waiver or periodic payments; notice of decision

Section 6 - Condition of bond in action for possession after foreclosure of mortgage; after purchase

Section 6A - Condition of bond after foreclosure of tax title

Section 7 - Judgments; effect

Section 8 - Three years quiet possession; effect

Section 8A - Rent withholding; grounds; amount claimed; presumptions and burden of proof; procedures

Section 9 - Stay of proceedings

Section 10 - Stay of proceedings; hearings

Section 11 - Stay of proceedings; deposit of applicant

Section 12 - Stay of proceedings; validity of waiver in lease

Section 13 - Stay of proceedings; costs