Lease Termination Notices

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What Are Lease Termination Notices?

A lease termination notice is a written notice from the landlord delivered to the tenant which asks the tenant to take action, such as pay rent or leave the premises. For instance, a common termination notice is the 3 day pay rent or quit notice. This notice asks the tenant to pay rent or to move out within in 3 days. If the tenant does not comply with the termination notice in the time provided, then the landlord may file an unlawful detainer action.

What Are the Requirements of a Valid Termination Notice?

For a termination notice to be valid, it must: 

What Types of Termination Notices Are There?

There are many different types of termination notices. Each state and city may have different notice requirements for the same type of eviction. Listed below are some of the most common types of termination notices with the most common amount of time that the notice must be given:

Should I Consult a Lawyer?

Landlord-tenant laws tend to be rather complex and vary from city to city. Before taking action to terminate a lease as a landlord, you should consult an experienced landlord-tenant lawyer or real estate attorney to learn exactly what type of notice is required for your situation. If you are a tenant who has been served a termination notice, the same type of lawyer can help determine if the notice is proper and advise you of your rights in the eviction process.

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Last Modified: 09-30-2016 02:30 PM PDT

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