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Your Landlord Should Not Try to Evict You On March 10, 2020 Governor Baker declared a state of emergency to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Since then Massachusetts courts have reduced operations and are only open for emergency filings. This means most eviction cases are on hold. But if your landlord has locked you out or turned off your utilities, it is an emergency call the court right away! Find the Housing Court that serves your community:

Housing Court telephone number: 508-375-6967 (Barnstable)

What should I do if my landlord tries to force me out or turns off my utilities?
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