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The Housing Court has jurisdiction over most landlord-tenant matters. Its website provides uch information about the process of going to Housing Court, and includes form that would be useful to the self-represented litigant. The court has locations throughout Massachusetts.
MA Secondary Sources
MA Eviction Law Guide
The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Library has an extensive, free guide on eviction law in Massachusetts. There are links to primary law and secondary sources. Any print material listed that the law library does not have can be requested via interlibrary loan.
Massachusetts Landlord and Tenant Law
This set in the Massachusetts Practice Series details all aspects of the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. It includes forms, which are examples of legal filings that a party would make in a legal dispute.
Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Law
This is another comprehensive source for Massachusetts law. It focuses more on terminating the lease relationship than in creating it.
Residential and Commercial Landlord-Tenant Practice in Massachusetts
This is a practice guide from MCLE that covers commerical and residentail transactions. This type of guide is more useful for the nuts and bolts of practicing law than the statutory underpinnings of the subject,