Landlord notice to pay rent or quit or move in 5 days

By Billtazman

Im behind on rent this will be 2nd month lanlord has first and last rent when i moved in. I received a notice to pay rent or quit wich states i have to pay 2 months rent or move out in 5 buisness days is that legal.  Also hand written letter saying matter has to be resoved by Tue wich is 2 days short of 5 buisness days.  Im not trying to not pay but havent worked for a while and trying everything  possible to resove this any advice THANK YOU soon to be homeless.

Edited on: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 1:12 am

2 Responses to “Landlord notice to pay rent or quit or move in 5 days”

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September 12th, 2009 5:34 pm

Economic times are hitting the rental market hard too. The process to evict does require the landlord to give you a pay or quit notice. If the legal notice gives you 5 business days, then that should be the legal term. The pay or quit notice is legal, but I’m not so sure about the hand written letter. I guess I would have to see it to comment.


September 12th, 2009 5:38 pm

Also I was going to mention… if you paid your first and last months rent that money is separate. The first months rent would pay the first months rent. The last months rent would cover the last month of the contract. If you are being evicted you are in jeopardy of attorney fees and other cost that could add up. Depending on the rental contract you may lose your last months security deposit for breaching the contract, or it could just be deducted from the charges required to evict.


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