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When to use a notice to quit

  • Checkmark Late payment or non-payment of rent.
  • Checkmark The tenant has violated the terms of the lease agreement.
  • Checkmark You want to sell or use the property for other purposes.
  • Checkmark You want to formally notify your tenant that they must resolve a lease violation within a certain amount of time or else they will be evicted from the property.
  • Checkmark Your tenant has remained on the property after the lease term has ended or after you notified them that you are ending their tenancy.

Complete a notice to quit in three easy steps

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Determine the Grounds for Eviction

Most states require you to provide reasons for evicting your tenant, such as nonpayment of rent or violation of the terms of the lease.

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Complete Our Notice to Quit Form

Provide detailed information about the rental property, including the full address, the name of the tenant, and the date that the lease was signed.

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Send the Notice to Quit to the Tenant

The service of a notice to quit officially commences the legal eviction process. You can send the notice to quit by delivering it personally to the tenant, posting it to the tenant’s door, or delivering by certified mail. 

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A notice to quit is used to notify tenants that they are being evicted or might be evicted if immediate action is not taken. They are most often used where tenants are behind on their rental payments, have violated their lease agreement, have committed a crime or violated the law (e.g. created a nuisance or unsafe condition on the property), or have continued to occupy the property after the term of the lease has expired (holdover tenants). You may also use a notice to quit in order to terminate a week-to-week, month-to-month, or other periodic tenancy. If the tenant is permitted to remedy the issue, the notice will inform the tenant that if they are able to do so within the stated notice period, they will not be evicted. It is best to try to provide tenants with an opportunity to remedy their violations when possible. In the event that eviction proceedings are initiated, this will show the judge that a good-faith attempt at reconciliation was made.

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