Preparing the Notice

Preparing the Notice

California law states that a tenancy may be terminated by proper written notice that is correctly served on the tenant.  Common types of eviction notices are:

  1. Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit:  This notice must be used when the tenant violates the agreement by failing to pay rent when due.  The rent stated in the notice must be exact do not include late charges or other non-rental requests.
  2. Thirty Day Notice:  A thirty day notice is served on a regular month-to-month tenancy. No reason need be given.  the notice may be served at any time during the month.
  3. Three Day Notice to Cure Breach or Quit:  This notice (also known as a perform covenant or quit notice) is used when you have a violation of the lease other than non-payment of rent.  For example, the tenant may have unauthorized pets in the premises, is creating disturbances, or has sublet to another person without your consent.
  4. Other Notices: Other notices include nuisance, illegal purpose, foreclosure, and commercial cases.   Make sure you are using the proper forms.  Feel free to give our office a call for legal advice regarding all notices.