I need to repossess the equipment I leased to a customer.

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I have a small business in Dedham and leased equipment to a business customer. They have stopped paying and are not responding to my telephone calls or letters.  I need to repossess the equipment.  I’m concerned that the customer will get violent.  Can I request that a policeman accompanies me?  Do I need to send them legal notice  beforehand?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Did you have a lease agreement with your customer? Typically the agreement will spell out the terms and conditions of the lease including the conditions necessary to consider the agreement in default.

It will be necessary for you to file a complaint for replevin ( reposession) in Dedham district court and obtain a civil order which can be enforced by the sheriff to repossess your equipment. 

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