Revere, MA asked in Contracts, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts

Q: I have an order from a judge that states my tenant has 14 days to vacate.

The sheriffs office told me that they charge $3500 to remove him if he doesn’t leave.

That seems very expensive, especially since I’m evicting a non paying tenant.

Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Phil A. Taylor
Phil A. Taylor
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Stoneham, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: I do not understand the actual question. Once you receive an execution for possession, it needs to be served and the sheriff (or constable) need to oversee the removal of the tenants personal property from the leased premise by a moving company and stored in a bonded storage facility. This is all in accordance with state law.

The actual cost varies and what you were quoted does not sound outrageous. The cost is often based on the size of the leased premises, number of rooms, etc.

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