Local MA Eviction Moratoriums

September 1, 2021

- By The MAR Legal Team

On August 31, the City of Boston joined the cities of Somerville and Malden in issuing its own local eviction moratorium. All three local moratoriums go beyond the now terminated CDC moratorium, prohibiting serving notice on residents regardless of COVID impacts. The Somerville and Boston moratoriums also restrict owner access to units, requiring notice to tenants 48-hours in advance and masks to be worn at all times during access. The moratoriums will remain in place until rescinded by their respective health commissions.