The following information is furnished as a courtesy of the Norwood Police Department to assist landlords with the eviction of tenants who are creating a common nuisance. It is the intention of the Norwood Police Department to resolve common nuisance problems within the community by first seeking the assistance of the property owner and attempting to work with them to remove the disruption from the community. In furtherance of that goal we have put together the following information for property owners. This document will outline the elements of a common nuisance as defined in Chapter 130 and provide an outline of the steps that you, as the property owner, must take to remove the tenant who is creating the common nuisance.
In addition, this document will provide some information regarding the potential liability if a property owner fails to take action. Chapter 130 contains monetary and criminal punishments for those that aid or permit a common nuisance on their property. It is the mission of the Norwood Police to keep peace within the community and we sincerely hope that property owners will work with us to accomplish that mission.
This information is intended as courtesy only, and in no way should be considered legal advice. The Norwood Police Department encourages landlords to seek the assistance of an attorney when attempting to remove problematic tenants. For a referral to a qualified attorney who handles this type of law, you can contact the Massachusetts Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service at 617-654-0400, or go to www.masslawhelp.com.