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On April 20, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation suspending evictions of many residential and commercial tenants as well as halting the foreclosure of most residential properties. The new law, Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020, “An Act providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During the COVID-19 Emergency,” takes effect immediately and will remain in place until the earlier of August 18, 2020 or 45 days after Governor Baker lifts the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency declaration. While the act limits evictions, foreclosures, and certain other actions a landlord or mortgagee might otherwise take, it does not relieve a tenant from the obligation to pay rent or relieve a mortgagor from making mortgage payments.
For resources and to find Forms, Instructions and Information in many languages follow this link: https://www.mass.gov/lists/moratorium-on-evictions-and-foreclosures-forms-and-other-resources