Due to various reasons, landlords may need to terminate the tenancy. This could happen when tenants violate the previously agreed contract agreement. Cumulative damages could occur inside the house due to improper usages and maintenance. The house could also be used for specific purposes and landlords are not properly notified about this. If the tenant has occupied the house for more than a year; then he should get a 60- or 30-day notice, depending on the local laws. If the tenant seriously violates the terms of the renting lease, then a shorter notice can be given so he can correct the problem. The one week or 3-day notice can be provided if tenants clearly violate the lease. They may also create a nuisance or cause big damages to the property. Nuisance can be reported by neighbours, especially if tenants interfere with others in the neighbourhood. If the problem is serious enough, tenants can be given a 3-day notice to correct their behaviours. If pet ownership is forbidden, it can be considered as serious violation of the agreement.
If the violation is related with pet ownership, tenants will be given an opportunity to remove the pet from the property after the notice is given. However, the contract agreement could say that it is not necessary to give tenants an opportunity to correct a problem. Tenants can be evicted when they do illegal activities in the house. In this case, landlords would only need to state in a notice the forfeiture of the lease is needed. If tenants don’t pay the rent, then they will be given a 3-day notice. Local laws could be quite specific as to what should be added to the notice. Without proper description, the notice may have limited effects and landlords could back at square one. Worse, unclear and improper notice could render an eviction lawsuit defective. It means that landlords will pay the court costs without getting anything. Before planning to evict the tenant; it is important for landlords to know what should be added in the notice.
The notice may clearly describe that landlord demand the rent due. In some areas, the notice is defective if it doesn’t clearly state the amount of rent due. Landlords may also addresses components of the payments, such as utilities and late fees. After the rent is due, the notice would be served immediately. If the rent is always accepted a few days late, then this could pose a big problem. It may be necessary to define a proper grace period. Landlords can serve the notice and in many areas, only a person older than 18 years old is able to serve the notice. If the reason for serving the notice is valid, tenants can’t refuse the notice. Even if it happens, landlords or their representatives could simply drop the notice at the tenant’s feet. If tenants refuse to open the door, the notice can be slid under the door. In general, it is important to make sure that the tenant has held the notice or the notice is placed inside the house.