When Should You Serve a Notice of Eviction?
Are you experiencing conflicts with some of your tenants? Maybe you are dealing with late rent payments. Perhaps some of your tenants have crossed the lines laid out in your lease agreement. Maybe you have been made aware of and are concerned that some of your tenants might be engaging in illegal activity. Maybe some of your tenants have made severe damages to your property. Are you to the point where you are tired of dealing with it and are wondering if any of these things could be grounds for eviction? Our team at Authority Property Management would love to help you determine whether or not it is necessary for you to move forward in giving your tenant or tenants notice of eviction or notice to Terminate Tenancy.
As far as determining whether or not your conflict with your tenants qualifies for eviction, those terms vary from state to state. However, there are a few different types of termination notices that most landlords send out in an effort to correct tenant behavior or to move forward in evicting those tenants.
- The first type of notice is called a three-day notice to pay rent or quit notice. It is a notice given out to a tenant (whose rent is late) to let them know that they have three days to pay their rent or they will need to move out. If you are dealing with a tenant who is behind on their rent payment but hasn’t made repetitive late payments, this might be a good option for you to go with as far as what kind of notice you should send to your tenant.
- The second type of notice is called a cure or quit notice. This type of notice is given to tenants who have violated the terms laid out in the lease agreement. An example of this would be a tenant who has a pet in the house or apartment when the lease agreement states that pets are not allowed. This type of notice gives the tenant a set amount of time to “cure” or “correct” their violation or behavior or they will be asked to move out. If the tenant fails to do so, they will be asked to move out or to face an eviction lawsuit. If you are dealing with a tenant or tenants who have violated specific rules laid out in your lease agreement, this type of notice might be a good option for you to send their way.
- The third type of notice is a Notice to Terminate Tenancy. This type of notice does exactly what it says it terminates the tenant’s tenancy it does not give them a chance to make a rent payment or correct a lease agreement violation. It orders them to move out with a certain period of time. In most states, these types of notices are allowed and are given to tenants for a variety of reasons.
If you still feel like you need help determining whether or not your tenants are running grounds for eviction and if so, what type of notice you should send to them, feel free to give us a call at Authority Property Management. We are property managers in Redding, California and do property management in Redding and all over Shasta County and we would love to serve you in any way we can! Give us a call at (530) 410-6085!
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