If you are initiating an unlawful detainer action in California or responding to one, the three day notice to pay rent or quit is very important. A simple mistake in the 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit can allow the defendant to avoid eviction.
Here are three important aspects of a three day notice to pay rent or quit:
1. It cannot overstate the amount of rent due.
2. It must provide the date, time and location where the tenant can deliver payment to cure the rent default.
3. The 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit should also include a declaration of forfeiture. Without such a declaration the landlord may not be assured the right to evict for nonpayment of rent.
This is by no means an exclusive list of the items to include in a three day notice to pay rent or quit. This is an important first step in initiating an unlawful detainer action. A simple misstep may derail the whole effort to get possession. This can be a useful defense tactic or simply a mistake to avoid on the landlord’s side.
For help with three day notices to pay rent or quit contact us at Schorr Law. 323-658-8196. http://www.schorr-law.com/.
posted by Zachary D. Schorr