Outcomes for June 2022

Residential summary process: Outcomes Report This report examines cases filed at least one year before reading, for which outcomes were largely known. Search Period Start: 2022-06-01 Search Period End: 2022-06-30 Earliest Case: 2022-06-01 Latest Case: 2022-06-30 Total Cases: 2425 Total Transfers: 62 -- High-level take-aways: Percentage of landlords for whom attorney is optional: 33.7% Of those, percentage pro se: 49.0% Most common cause: Non-payment Least stable municipality/neighborhood: Lenox Dale Least stable with 10+ filings: Norwood Least stable with 100+ filings: Springfield Least stable county: Berkshire Cases per day: 83 Housing crisis baseline max cases per day (UCL): 130 Housing crisis baseline min cases per day (LCL): 44 The number of filings this period is not statistically different from the pre-pandemic housing crisis baseline. -- Courts (n) Count Percent central 392 16.2% northeast 385 15.9% western 339 14.0% eastern 328 13.5% southeast 328 13.5% metro_south 280 11.5% quincy district 37 1.5% pittsfield district 31 1.3% lynn district 22 0.9% malden district 20 0.8% somerville district 16 0.7% waltham district 16 0.7% brockton district 14 0.6% fall river district 14 0.6% attleboro district 12 0.5% bmc west roxbury 12 0.5% framingham district 11 0.5% chelsea district 9 0.4% lowell district 9 0.4% bmc east boston 8 0.3% fallmouth district 8 0.3% haverhill district 8 0.3% northern berkshire district 8 0.3% peabody district 8 0.3% bmc brighton 7 0.3% orleans district 7 0.3% clinton district 6 0.2% salem district 6 0.2% wrentham district 6 0.2% cambridge district 5 0.2% new bedford district 5 0.2% barnstable district 4 0.2% newburyport district 4 0.2% newton district 4 0.2% springfield district 4 0.2% stoughton district 4 0.2% ayer district 3 0.1% concord district 3 0.1% dedham district 3 0.1% edgartown district 3 0.1% gloucester district 3 0.1% lawrence district 3 0.1% milford district 3 0.1% nantucket district 3 0.1% plymouth district 3 0.1% southern berkshire district 3 0.1% westfield district 3 0.1% woburn district 3 0.1% northampton district 2 0.1% bmc central 1 0.0% bmc roxbury 1 0.0% brookline district 1 0.0% chicopee district 1 0.0% eastern hampshire district 1 0.0% greenfield district 1 0.0% hingham district 1 0.0% orange district 1 0.0% wareham district 1 0.0% worcester district 1 0.0% Party Type (n) Plaintiffs Defendants Corporate Entity 1607 11 Natural Person 818 2414 Total 2425 2425 (%) Plaintiffs Defendants Corporate Entity 66.3% 0.5% Natural Person 33.7% 99.5% Total 100.0% 100.0% Plaintiff Representation (n) Has Attorney Pro Se Total Required 1581 26 1607 Optional 417 401 818 Total 1998 427 2425 (%) Has Attorney Pro Se Total Required 65.2% 1.1% 66.3% Optional 17.2% 16.5% 33.7% Total 82.4% 17.6% 100.0% Defendant Representation Note: Limited Assistance Representation should be reflected here. Tenancy preservation or other social services may not be reflected. (n) Has Attorney Pro Se Total Required 2 9 11 Optional 184 2230 2414 Total 186 2239 2425 (%) Has Attorney Pro Se Total Required 0.1% 0.4% 0.5% Optional 7.6% 92.0% 99.5% Total 7.7% 92.3% 100.0% Number of Adults in Households Count Percent 0 110 4.5% 1 1637 67.5% 2 558 23.0% 3 90 3.7% 4 16 0.7% 5 10 0.4% 6 2 0.1% 8 1 0.0% 9 1 0.0% Total 2425 100.0% Note: Households may appear with zero adults due to clerical delay entering known defendants, identity protection obscuring known defendants (e.g., 42 USC Sections 13701 through 1404 Violence Against Women Act), or no adult defendants (e.g., abandonment of minors). Initiating Action Count Percent Non-payment 1351 55.7% Cause 606 25.0% No Fault 436 18.0% Foreclosure 32 1.3% Unknown/Other 0 0.0% Rate per 100,000 Municipality Residents Count Lenox Dale 214 1 West Dennis 183 4 Norwood 143 41 Wrentham 136 15 North Adams 131 18 Turners Falls 121 5 Southbridge 119 20 East Dennis 116 3 Pittsfield 116 52 Randolph 115 37 Athol 112 13 Fall River 110 98 Holyoke 110 44 Baldwinville 105 2 Buckland 105 2 Florence 105 1 East Falmouth 103 6 Bolton 102 5 Millis 101 8 Springfield 86 132 Hyannis 85 12 South Dennis 81 3 New Bedford 80 77 Charlemont 78 1 West Chatham 78 1 Middleborough 77 18 Worcester 77 140 Mattapan 76 28 Plainville 72 6 Berlin 69 2 Chelsea 68 24 Nantucket 68 7 Everett 67 28 Lynn 67 61 West Boylston 65 5 Fitchburg 64 26 Brockton 63 60 Saugus 63 17 East Taunton 62 4 South Lancaster 61 1 Haverhill 60 37 Feeding Hills 59 7 Hyde Park 59 20 Indian Orchard 59 6 Marlborough 59 23 Winchendon 58 6 Whitinsville 57 4 Becket 56 1 Dedham 56 14 North Billerica 56 6 Quincy 56 52 Framingham 55 38 Salem 55 23 Stoughton 55 15 Sunderland 54 2 West Brookfield 54 2 Westborough 54 10 Dorchester 53 49 Chicopee 52 29 Revere 52 27 Vineyard Haven 52 1 Spencer 51 6 Ware 50 5 Lowell 49 53 Roslindale 48 14 South Deerfield 48 1 Adams 47 4 Chestnut Hill 47 1 Norton 47 9 Webster 47 8 West Townsend 47 1 Holbrook 46 5 Milford 46 13 Boylston 45 2 Jamaica Plain 45 17 Rockland 45 8 Clinton 44 6 Gardner 44 9 Methuen 44 21 Oak Bluffs 44 2 Attleborough 43 19 Easthampton 43 7 East Boston 41 17 Foxborough 41 7 Shirley 41 3 Taunton 41 23 Whitman 41 6 Brewster 40 4 Eastham 40 2 Greenfield 40 7 Lawrence 40 31 Marion 40 2 Peabody 40 21 Braintree 39 14 Lunenburg 39 4 Charlton 38 5 Newtonville 38 2 West Springfield 38 11 Westfield 38 16 Bridgewater 37 10 Ipswich 37 5 North Falmouth 37 1 West Yarmouth 37 2 Bellingham 36 6 Salisbury 36 3 Wellfleet 36 1 Byfield 35 1 Northborough 35 5 Plympton 35 1 Belchertown 34 5 Pocasset 34 1 Three Rivers 34 1 Winthrop 34 6 Ashby 32 1 Fiskdale 32 1 Lanesborough 32 1 Medford 32 18 North Chelmsford 32 3 Watertown 31 10 Amesbury 30 5 Cotuit 30 1 Dorchester Center 30 28 Dracut 30 9 Malden 30 18 Millbury 30 4 Sheffield 30 1 Brookfield 29 1 Buzzards Bay 29 1 Maynard 29 3 Milton 29 8 Holden 28 5 Jefferson 28 1 Roxbury 28 17 East Wareham 27 6 Onset 27 6 Sagamore 27 1 Sagamore Beach 27 1 Westford 27 6 Cohasset 26 2 Plymouth 26 15 Waltham 26 16 Woburn 26 10 Abington 25 4 Melrose 25 7 Orange 25 2 Shrewsbury 25 9 Agawam 24 7 Georgetown 24 2 Allston 23 7 Marshfield 23 6 Bedford 22 3 Blackstone 22 2 Leominster 22 9 Newburyport 22 4 Raynham 22 3 Sharon 22 4 Townsend 22 2 Andover 21 7 North Brookfield 21 1 Southwick 21 2 Beverly 20 8 Brighton 20 9 Gloucester 20 6 North Attleborough 20 6 North Reading 20 3 Hadley 19 1 Hampden 19 1 Hull 19 2 South Easton 19 2 Warren 19 1 Yarmouth Port 19 1 Ashland 18 3 Cambridge 18 19 Cherry Valley 18 2 Leicester 18 2 North Scituate 18 1 Somerville 18 14 South Barre 18 1 Stoneham 18 4 Billerica 17 7 Chelmsford 17 6 Mendon 17 1 South Hadley 17 3 Southampton 17 1 Belmont 16 4 Burlington 16 4 Chatham 16 1 Granby 16 1 Harwich 16 2 Lee 16 1 Mattapoisett 16 1 Palmer 16 2 Danvers 15 4 Franklin 15 5 Groveland 15 1 Kingston 15 2 Marblehead 15 3 Newbury 15 1 Stow 15 1 Great Barrington 14 1 Hanover 14 2 Mashpee 14 2 Swampscott 14 2 West Bridgewater 14 1 Ayer 13 1 Halifax 13 1 Upton 13 1 Auburn 12 2 Lancaster 12 1 Natick 12 4 North Grafton 12 1 Wakefield 12 3 Charlestown 11 2 Douglas 11 1 Middleton 11 1 Sutton 11 1 Auburndale 10 1 Hudson 10 2 North Andover 10 3 Sturbridge 10 1 Tewksbury 10 3 Acton 9 2 Acushnet 9 1 Lakeville 9 1 Lexington 9 3 Ludlow 9 2 Wareham 9 2 West Roxbury 9 3 Carver 8 1 Dudley 8 1 North Dartmouth 8 2 Pepperell 8 1 South Boston 8 3 Tyngsborough 8 1 Arlington 7 3 Boston 7 45 Bradford 7 1 Centerville 7 1 E. Boston 7 3 East Bridgewater 7 1 East Weymouth 7 4 West Newton 7 1 Duxbury 6 1 Longmeadow 6 1 Needham Heights 6 2 Northbridge 6 1 Swansea 6 1 Westport 6 1 Westwood 6 1 Amherst 5 2 South Dartmouth 5 2 Weymouth 5 3 Canton 4 1 Hingham 4 1 Mansfield 4 1 Walpole 4 1 Wilmington 4 1 Brookline 3 2 Falmouth 3 1 Needham 3 1 North Weymouth 3 2 Northampton 3 1 Wellesley Hills 3 1 Newton 1 1 Newton Highlands 1 1 South Weymouth 1 1 (not given) 0 15 span 0 6 Rate per 100,000 residents based on 2010 census. Municipalities do not appear if no evictions filed. Where neighborhoods are commonly recognized as municipalities, data appears under the neighborhood rather than the legal entity (e.g., "Roxbury" is separate from "Boston".) Where municipalities have alternate spellings (e.g., Marlboro for Marlborough), totals appear under the long form. Efforts are made to correct clerical errors in the court database, but clerical errors may appear. Rate per 100,000 County Renter Households Count Berkshire 495 80 Plymouth 368 159 Hampden 367 261 Worcester 309 344 Norfolk 307 262 Bristol 302 249 Barnstable 269 52 Essex 243 268 Nantucket 199 7 Franklin 189 20 Suffolk 161 319 Middlesex 151 353 Hampshire 146 27 Dukes 73 3 Rate per 100,000 renter households based on 2019 ACS. Counties appear even if no evictions filed. OUTCOMES Concluded cases are 'disposed'. Not all cases were disposed at time of reading. Cases are read approximately 18 months after filing. Court Record Reads This Report Reads Stipulation of Dismissal Dismissed Voluntary Dismissal Dismissed Dismissal Dismissed Agreement for Judgment Mediated Agreement Mediated Judgment by Default Defaulted Findings Heard Order Heard Disposed Heard (unrecognized) Other Dismissals: Stipulations of dismissal are not legally the same as voluntary dismissals, but both are treated here as scenarios in which either money has been paid or cause cured. Mediation: Agreements are not legally the same as agreements for judgment, but both are treated here as mediations in which a tenancy may be preserved; judgment or execution may enter thereafter, looked at separately. Tenancy preservation program is generally not visible, may influence either mediation or dismissal. Some disposed cases may have a judgment entered. Judgments may be for money only, money and possession, or possession only. Some judgments for possession may result in an execution. Dispositions Count Percentage Disposed 2073 85.5% Ongoing/Error 352 14.5% Cases not yet disposed were either ongoing at time of reading or left open due to clerical error only. Note that agreements for judgment may not all be filed properly, and that mediations may be undercounted. By outcome, as a percent of disposed cases: Count Percentage Mediated 753 36.3% Dismissed 635 30.6% Defaulted 565 27.3% Heard 118 5.7% Other 2 0.1% Total 2073 100.0% Outcome by reason: Dismissed Defaulted Mediated Heard Other Cause 101 111 200 42 1 Foreclosure 5 7 15 3 0 No Fault 118 76 194 17 0 Non-payment 411 371 344 56 1 Unknown/Other 0 0 0 0 0 Outcome by reason, as a percent of disposed cases: Dismissed Defaulted Mediated Heard Other Cause 4.9% 5.4% 9.6% 2.0% 0.0% Foreclosure 0.2% 0.3% 0.7% 0.1% 0.0% No Fault 5.7% 3.7% 9.4% 0.8% 0.0% Non-payment 19.8% 17.9% 16.6% 2.7% 0.0% Unknown/Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Judgments The financial obligation of one party to another, net of counterclaims. Judgments recorded for the plaintiff may be lower than total eviction costs (e.g., moving and storage often not included). Judgments may not be ordered paid if the debtor receives any form of public assistance. Otherwise, judgments are enforceable any time in the 20 years after issuance. Judgments of small amounts typically reflect court filing fees rather than rent arrears. Mediated agreements for judgment are judgments; otherwise mediated agreements are not recorded. Amounts in excess of 100% of cases disposed indicate a judgment was inferred from the docket history but no dollar amount was entered and the case was not yet disposed. Count Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed Judgment entered 636 30.7% 26.2% Judgment inferred 147 7.1% 6.1% No judgment 1290 62.2% 53.2% Total 2073 100.0% 32.3% Judgments by reason, where dollar figures are known, as a percent of disposed cases: Count Percentage Min Max Average Std Dev Total Cause 152 7.3% 0 62,440 3,667 8,242 557,386 Foreclosure 10 0.5% 0 18,438 2,131 5,444 21,313 No fault 113 5.5% 0 47,389 4,541 7,146 513,199 Non-payment 361 17.4% 0 50,432 8,737 8,186 3,154,187 Subtotal 636 30.7% 0 62,440 6,676 8,338 4,246,087 Judgments by outcome, where dollar figures are known, as a percent of disposed cases: Count Percentage Min Max Average Std dev Total Dismissed 56 2.7% 98 30,707 5,918 7,089 331,416 Defaulted 261 12.6% 0 62,440 6,804 8,300 1,775,999 Mediated 291 14.0% 0 44,609 6,747 8,363 1,963,602 Heard 26 1.3% 0 50,432 6,182 10,775 160,740 Other 2 0.1% 6,262 8,065 7,163 901 14,327 Subtotal 636 30.7% 0 62,440 6,676 8,338 4,246,087 By prevailing party, as a percent of disposed cases: Count Percentage of Judgments Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed defendant 2 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% plaintiff 692 88.4% 33.4% 28.5% unknown 89 11.4% 4.3% 3.7% Total 783 100.0% 37.8% 32.3% Judgments All Cases: Count: 636 Range: 0.000 - 62440.160; Mean: 6676.238; Median: 4067.585; Stddev: 8344.738 Percentiles: 90th: 16481.160; 95th: 21172.740; 99th: 42690.240 0.000 - 93.630: 1 | 93.630 - 193.671: 20 ######## 193.671 - 399.472: 93 ##################################### 399.472 - 822.840: 23 ######### 822.840 - 1693.784: 42 ################ 1693.784 - 3485.468: 74 ############################# 3485.468 - 7171.276: 135 ##################################################### 7171.276 - 14753.630: 131 ################################################### 14753.630 - 30351.862: 64 ######################### 30351.862 - 62440.160: 17 ####### Judgments By Reason Cause: Count: 152 Range: 0.000 - 62440.160; Mean: 3667.019; Median: 262.995; Stddev: 8270.208 Percentiles: 90th: 9051.640; 95th: 23005.000; 99th: 41651.020 0.000 - 93.630: 1 # 93.630 - 193.671: 6 ###### 193.671 - 399.472: 54 ##################################################### 399.472 - 822.840: 8 ######## 822.840 - 1693.784: 5 ##### 1693.784 - 3485.468: 15 ############### 3485.468 - 7171.276: 16 ################ 7171.276 - 14753.630: 14 ############## 14753.630 - 30351.862: 5 ##### 30351.862 - 62440.160: 4 #### Foreclosure: Count: 10 Range: 0.000 - 18438.810; Mean: 2131.306; Median: 241.440; Stddev: 5738.722 Percentiles: 90th: 1192.290; 95th: 18438.810; 99th: 18438.810 0.000 - 330.259: 7 ##################################################### 330.259 - 1263.825: 1 ######## 1263.825 - 18438.810: 1 ######## No Fault: Count: 113 Range: 0.000 - 47389.180; Mean: 4541.592; Median: 2587.250; Stddev: 7178.104 Percentiles: 90th: 10134.210; 95th: 15217.780; 99th: 44585.720 0.000 - 183.853: 7 ############ 183.853 - 341.355: 31 ##################################################### 341.355 - 633.057: 2 ### 633.057 - 1173.302: 4 ####### 1173.302 - 2173.860: 4 ####### 2173.860 - 4026.937: 15 ########################## 4026.937 - 7458.918: 23 ####################################### 7458.918 - 13815.101: 16 ########################### 13815.101 - 25587.035: 3 ##### 25587.035 - 47389.180: 3 ##### Non-payment: Count: 361 Range: 0.000 - 50432.520; Mean: 8737.361; Median: 6499.710; Stddev: 8197.466 Percentiles: 90th: 18736.640; 95th: 22188.120; 99th: 42690.240 0.000 - 214.842: 3 ## 214.842 - 394.651: 5 ### 394.651 - 724.251: 9 ###### 724.251 - 1328.426: 23 ############### 1328.426 - 2435.913: 40 ######################### 2435.913 - 4466.000: 48 ############################## 4466.000 - 8187.263: 84 ##################################################### 8187.263 - 15008.548: 79 ################################################## 15008.548 - 27512.348: 51 ################################ 27512.348 - 50432.520: 13 ######## Judgments By Outcome Dismissed: Count: 56 Range: 98.810 - 30707.370; Mean: 5918.145; Median: 3643.545; Stddev: 7153.258 Percentiles: 90th: 17797.120; 95th: 22188.120; 99th: 30707.370 98.810 - 176.004: 1 #### 176.004 - 312.899: 11 ####################################### 312.899 - 555.671: 2 ####### 555.671 - 986.205: 1 #### 986.205 - 1749.715: 3 ########### 1749.715 - 3103.729: 7 ######################### 3103.729 - 5504.946: 15 ##################################################### 5504.946 - 9763.280: 4 ############## 9763.280 - 17315.037: 5 ################## 17315.037 - 30707.370: 7 ######################### Defaulted: Count: 261 Range: 0.000 - 62440.160; Mean: 6804.597; Median: 4715.900; Stddev: 8316.226 Percentiles: 90th: 15798.190; 95th: 20683.310; 99th: 42690.240 0.000 - 323.294: 59 ##################################################### 323.294 - 580.803: 3 ### 580.803 - 1042.789: 7 ###### 1042.789 - 1871.621: 18 ################ 1871.621 - 3358.593: 18 ################ 3358.593 - 6026.310: 39 ################################### 6026.310 - 10812.353: 44 ######################################## 10812.353 - 19398.799: 47 ########################################## 19398.799 - 34803.396: 13 ############ 34803.396 - 62440.160: 3 ### Mediated: Count: 291 Range: 0.000 - 44609.680; Mean: 6747.776; Median: 4063.170; Stddev: 8378.373 Percentiles: 90th: 16610.910; 95th: 22284.140; 99th: 44470.640 0.000 - 90.501: 1 # 90.501 - 181.009: 5 #### 181.009 - 361.045: 33 ########################## 361.045 - 719.162: 10 ######## 719.162 - 1431.512: 23 ################## 1431.512 - 2848.485: 34 ########################### 2848.485 - 5667.061: 48 ###################################### 5667.061 - 11273.639: 67 ##################################################### 11273.639 - 22425.977: 39 ############################### 22425.977 - 44609.680: 14 ########### Heard: Count: 26 Range: 0.000 - 50432.520; Mean: 6182.336; Median: 2776.125; Stddev: 10988.401 Percentiles: 90th: 13680.130; 95th: 26830.380; 99th: 50432.520 0.000 - 349.698: 3 ################################ 349.698 - 3190.165: 1 ########### 3190.165 - 5541.469: 5 ##################################################### 5541.469 - 9625.254: 3 ################################ 9625.254 - 16718.038: 3 ################################ 16718.038 - 29036.905: 1 ########### 29036.905 - 50432.520: 1 ########### Executions A levy of execution is a forced (court ordered) move-out, what is commonly meant by "eviction". If an execution is requested but not issued, the court has denied the landlord's request. If an execution is issued but not levied, the renters have left on their own. If an execution is levied, the renters and their belongings were removed per the move-and-store laws. Possession of the housing was returned to the owner. It is not possible to know from court records whether belongings were stored in a licensed and bonded warehouse (renter has not yet obtained new housing) or delivered per the renter's instructions (renter has obtained new housing). The landlord customarily pays for the cost of moving and storage. Executions are considered levied if a return of service appears in the record. Executions for possession only must be returned to the court even if not actually served. Executions for money may be kept (not returned) for attempts to collect. Percentages of judgments in excess of 100% indicate that the judgment for one or more cases was not officially recorded when the record was examined, or was recorded ambiguously. Count Percentage of Judgments Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed Requested 709 90.5% 34.2% 29.2% Issued 561 71.6% 27.1% 23.1% Levied 139 17.8% 6.7% 5.7% Levied by reason: Count Percentage of Levied Percentage of Judgments Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed Cause 37 26.6% 4.7% 1.8% 1.5% Foreclosure 6 4.3% 0.8% 0.3% 0.2% No Fault 27 19.4% 3.4% 1.3% 1.1% Non-payment 69 49.6% 8.8% 3.3% 2.8% Unknown/Other 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% All Reasons 139 100.0% 17.8% 6.7% 5.7% Read as X% of cases filed are levied for nonpayment, for example. Levied by outcome: Count Percentage of Levied Percentage of Judgments Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed Dismissed 16 11.5% 2.0% 0.8% 0.7% Defaulted 46 33.1% 5.9% 2.2% 1.9% Mediated 74 53.2% 9.5% 3.6% 3.1% Heard 3 2.2% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% Other 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% All Outcomes 139 100.0% 17.8% 6.7% 5.7% Read as X% of cases filed are levied following default, for example. Conditional probabilities: 'Given a case is about X, what are the odds of a forced move-out?' Levies Filings Percentage Chance Foreclosure 6 32 18.8% No Fault 27 436 6.2% Cause 37 606 6.1% Non-payment 69 1351 5.1% Unknown/Other 0 0 0.0% Percentage chance is not intended to be summed across reasons. Conditional probabilities: 'Given a case ends with X, what are the odds of a forced move-out?' Levies Filings Percentage Chance Mediated 74 753 9.8% Defaulted 46 565 8.1% Heard 3 118 2.5% Dismissed 16 635 2.5% Other 0 2 0.0% Percentage chance is not intended to be summed across outcomes. Causality cannot be inferred from this data (e.g., did mediation prevent a levy? or was mediation avoided because one party assumed a levy was inevitable?). Court Duration for Disposed Cases (days) Nothing leading up to the filing of the summary process case is considered. Nothing following the summary process case is considered. Excludes grace period, notice period, and entry delays. Excludes execution and appeal period, if any. Actual eviction duration will be at least 40 days longer than indicated for a 30 day notice to quit and 10 day appeal period. Zero may indicate either 0 or no data, see histogram below. (days) Shortest Longest Average Std Dev Cause 4 569 99 94 Non-payment 1 585 82 80 No Fault 0 561 82 81 Foreclosure 13 590 107 145 Unknown/Other 0 0 0 0 All Reasons 0 590 86 85 (days) Shortest Longest Average Std Dev Dismissed 1 561 76 81 Defaulted 17 569 73 57 Mediated 14 590 100 95 Heard 0 585 110 122 Other 0 0 0 0 All Outcomes 0 590 86 85 All Cases: Count: 2073 Range: 0.000 - 590.000; Mean: 86.428; Median: 57.000; Stddev: 85.133 Percentiles: 90th: 185.000; 95th: 267.000; 99th: 469.000 0.000 - 2.533: 5 | 2.533 - 5.239: 13 # 5.239 - 10.020: 22 ## 10.020 - 18.465: 46 ### 18.465 - 33.380: 265 ################### 33.380 - 59.725: 754 ##################################################### 59.725 - 106.256: 492 ################################### 106.256 - 188.442: 272 ################### 188.442 - 333.604: 147 ########## 333.604 - 590.000: 56 #### By Reason Cause: Count: 455 Range: 4.000 - 569.000; Mean: 99.793; Median: 66.000; Stddev: 94.017 Percentiles: 90th: 237.000; 95th: 298.000; 99th: 489.000 4.000 - 7.029: 5 ## 7.029 - 11.893: 3 # 11.893 - 19.703: 10 #### 19.703 - 32.245: 59 ########################## 32.245 - 52.385: 80 ################################### 52.385 - 84.726: 121 ##################################################### 84.726 - 136.659: 81 ################################### 136.659 - 220.052: 44 ################### 220.052 - 353.964: 37 ################ 353.964 - 569.000: 15 ####### Non-payment: Count: 1183 Range: 1.000 - 585.000; Mean: 82.221; Median: 56.000; Stddev: 80.243 Percentiles: 90th: 177.000; 95th: 253.000; 99th: 455.000 1.000 - 2.530: 3 | 2.530 - 5.229: 9 # 5.229 - 9.992: 12 # 9.992 - 18.399: 34 #### 18.399 - 33.234: 153 ################## 33.234 - 59.416: 455 ##################################################### 59.416 - 105.620: 266 ############################### 105.620 - 187.159: 145 ################# 187.159 - 331.056: 76 ######### 331.056 - 585.000: 30 ### No Fault: Count: 405 Range: 0.000 - 561.000; Mean: 82.156; Median: 57.000; Stddev: 81.122 Percentiles: 90th: 176.000; 95th: 238.000; 99th: 486.000 0.000 - 2.515: 2 # 2.515 - 5.177: 1 | 5.177 - 9.855: 1 | 9.855 - 18.077: 5 ## 18.077 - 32.526: 37 ############ 32.526 - 57.919: 166 ##################################################### 57.919 - 102.544: 105 ################################## 102.544 - 180.968: 49 ################ 180.968 - 318.791: 27 ######### 318.791 - 561.000: 11 #### Foreclosure: Count: 30 Range: 13.000 - 590.000; Mean: 107.300; Median: 41.000; Stddev: 145.254 Percentiles: 90th: 285.000; 95th: 505.000; 99th: 590.000 13.000 - 19.355: 1 #### 19.355 - 28.595: 4 ################## 28.595 - 42.029: 12 ##################################################### 42.029 - 89.962: 6 ########################### 89.962 - 131.252: 1 #### 131.252 - 191.287: 1 #### 191.287 - 278.573: 1 #### 278.573 - 405.482: 2 ######### 405.482 - 590.000: 2 ######### By Outcome Dismissed: Count: 635 Range: 1.000 - 561.000; Mean: 76.734; Median: 49.000; Stddev: 81.493 Percentiles: 90th: 162.000; 95th: 245.000; 99th: 471.000 1.000 - 2.515: 4 # 2.515 - 5.177: 12 ### 5.177 - 9.855: 15 #### 9.855 - 18.077: 37 ######### 18.077 - 32.526: 95 ####################### 32.526 - 57.919: 215 ##################################################### 57.919 - 102.544: 126 ############################### 102.544 - 180.968: 80 #################### 180.968 - 318.791: 35 ######### 318.791 - 561.000: 16 #### Defaulted: Count: 565 Range: 17.000 - 569.000; Mean: 73.347; Median: 57.000; Stddev: 57.749 Percentiles: 90th: 129.000; 95th: 186.000; 99th: 310.000 17.000 - 24.429: 13 ### 24.429 - 34.925: 72 ################## 34.925 - 49.752: 101 ######################### 49.752 - 70.699: 214 ##################################################### 70.699 - 100.292: 68 ################# 100.292 - 142.098: 47 ############ 142.098 - 201.159: 26 ###### 201.159 - 284.597: 17 #### 284.597 - 402.473: 4 # 402.473 - 569.000: 3 # Mediated: Count: 753 Range: 14.000 - 590.000; Mean: 100.519; Median: 63.000; Stddev: 95.007 Percentiles: 90th: 227.000; 95th: 305.000; 99th: 484.000 14.000 - 20.659: 11 ### 20.659 - 30.275: 41 ############# 30.275 - 44.159: 166 ################################################### 44.159 - 64.206: 173 ##################################################### 64.206 - 93.154: 112 ################################## 93.154 - 134.953: 93 ############################ 134.953 - 195.308: 56 ################# 195.308 - 282.458: 56 ################# 282.458 - 408.296: 28 ######### 408.296 - 590.000: 17 ##### Heard: Count: 118 Range: 0.000 - 585.000; Mean: 110.686; Median: 53.000; Stddev: 122.518 Percentiles: 90th: 270.000; 95th: 379.000; 99th: 516.000 0.000 - 2.530: 1 ## 2.530 - 5.229: 1 ## 5.229 - 9.992: 1 ## 9.992 - 18.399: 10 ################# 18.399 - 33.234: 18 ############################## 33.234 - 59.416: 32 ##################################################### 59.416 - 105.620: 12 #################### 105.620 - 187.159: 18 ############################## 187.159 - 331.056: 15 ######################### 331.056 - 585.000: 9 ############### -- Data Sources (report errors to hello@masslandlords.net): County Data Households Percent Renters Barnstable 96,509 20.0% Berkshire 53,792 30.0% Bristol 220,528 37.3% Dukes 18,146 22.6% Essex 297,898 36.9% Franklin 30,927 34.1% Hampden 179,970 39.5% Hampshire 60,002 30.7% Middlesex 612,366 38.1% Nantucket 11,399 30.8% Norfolk 269,717 31.6% Plymouth 191,041 22.6% Suffolk 309,945 63.7% Worcester 316,162 35.2% County Households: 2019 ACS TableID S1101 County Households and Renters, Dukes and Nantucket: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/dukescountymassachusetts County Households and Renters, Large Counties: https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?q=S11&g=0400000US25.050000&d=ACS%201-Year%20Estimates%20Subject%20Tables&tid=ACSST1Y2019.S1101&hidePreview=true Dukes County Renters: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/dukescountymassachusetts Nantucket County Renters: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/nantucketcountymassachusetts -- Methodology Publicly available records at MassCourts.org are read fully manually at two intervals: 1.) For a filings report, once within approximately one week of filing; 2.) For an outcomes report, once again approximately 12 to 18 months after filing. Cases are searched by 'case type' = 'summary process', party type = 'plaintiff' within date ranges, typically weekly. MassCourts.org displays matches, not cases. X plaintiffs on a single case result in X separate matches. Cases are manually de-duplicated. Where the number of matches exceeds the number displayed (e.g., 'Displaying 100 of 257 total matches.'), date ranges are reduced until all cases may be viewed. If the date range cannot be reduced (i.e., is one day) but matches still exceed the display limit of 100, then two additional passes are taken. First, municipalities are filtered in stages. Second, to capture cases with no municipality entered, the search switches from 'case type' to 'case number', guessing the missing numbers assuming serialized entry. This method results in 'matches' reconciled to case counts. This effort costs more than 1 FTE. Summary spreadsheets are produced by copying exactly what is read. The spreadsheets are processed using proprietary software. Repeated analyses of local spreadsheets does not burden the MassCourts servers. The software is developed using best practices for revision control and regression testing. Limitations: Data are snapshots. As such, we cannot track individual cases over time or produce real-time reports. MassLandlords does not have access to court databases beyond what is published in human readable form at MassCourts.org. As of this report, MassLandlords staff were not considering information available to attorneys (e.g., the contents of notices, discovery, evidence, etc.) but not available to the general public. All data presented here are readily verifiable at MassCourts.org without special permission. Information is not independently verified outside of the court record. For instance, clerical errors in address, omissions of a defendant, etc. are not readily verifiable. As this process matures, reporting algorithms may change. Transfers are counted as new cases. Clerical differences between original case and transfer (e.g., middle initial included then dropped; defendant dropped on transfer; street address spelling changed) as well as the potential for indefinite circular transferring (e.g., foreclosure cases moving between housing, land, and/or superior courts) make it very difficult to programmatically identify continuing matters. Methodology changes: 2022-03: Where docket history shows judgment and/or execution, but case has not been disposed, infer judgment and/or execution. 2022-05: Correct counting error in 'By prevailing party' section where agreement for judgment renders prevailing party unknown. Rows now sum to total. 2023-01: We now report dispositions on the basis of the last disposition found in a docket. Previously we were using a prioritized keyword match, which produced inaccurate results for complex cases. -- When Citing This Work, Please Credit: MassLandlords, Inc. Available online at https://masslandlords.net/policy/eviction-data/.

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