What is a 3 day notice?

By Tenant

The landlord has the very right to use and serve his tenant a three day notice of eviction or a three day notice to pay given that the tenant had done the following:

  • Pay his monthly rent on time.
  • Break one or more clauses on the lease agreement.
  • Damaged the rental property.
  • Caused nuisance to other tenants and many complaints against him were made.
  • Used the rental property to do illegal things like selling drugs.

There are still provisions to meet when giving a 3 day notice for example if the purpose of the notice is because the tenant failed to pay his rent on time, it must accurately contain the following:

  • The complete information of the landlord or person to whom the tenant should pay his rent i.e. name, address and phone number.
  • The day and time the landlord is available to receive payment that is if the payment would be made in person.  Or if the landlord refuses to accept payment in person you can mail him a check via certified mail and be sure to keep the receipt with you.
  • The name of the institution, the street address and bank account number if the recipient of the payment is five miles away from the rental unit. If a fund transfer procedure was already recognized as a way for paying rent then payment can be made using that.

If the 3 day notice is based on the other four violations of the tenant then the notice must specify if its purpose is to evict the tenant out of the rental unit or for a tenant to correct his violations. Either way it must also state and describe in the notice the violations made by the tenant. Whatever the reason for the three day notice may be it must be properly served to the tenant.

Edited on: Sunday, March 17th, 2013 12:24 am

15 Responses to “What is a 3 day notice?”

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March 17th, 2013 12:40 am

Can I just call the police to evict a tenant who is dealing drugs on my apartment?


March 17th, 2013 11:00 am

If a 3 day notice was given that does mean I only have 3 days to move?


March 17th, 2013 9:20 pm

Can I sue my landlord if I was only given a 3 day notice rather than the 30 days?


March 18th, 2013 7:40 am

Does a 3 day notice given verbally legal?


March 18th, 2013 6:00 pm

Can I sue my landlord if he gave a 3 day notice to pay however it does not contain his information?


March 19th, 2013 4:20 am

Everything should be made legally to avoid disputes.


March 19th, 2013 2:40 pm

I agree that a notice should be specified if it is for an eviction or just to pay rent.


March 20th, 2013 1:00 am

If I receive a notice to pay does that mean I cannot be evicted?


March 20th, 2013 11:20 am

Tenants dealing drugs on a rental unit must be evicted immediately without prior notice.


March 20th, 2013 9:40 pm

Is there still a 30 day notice given after a 3 day notice?


March 21st, 2013 8:00 am

Landlords who follow this are really good landlords.


March 21st, 2013 6:20 pm

Illegal evictions are illegal and tenants must file a lawsuit for it.


March 22nd, 2013 4:40 am

How can I counteract to a complaint on noise?


March 22nd, 2013 3:00 pm

Can the landlord serve me a 3 day notice to correct an act I did not do?


March 23rd, 2013 1:20 am

My landlord just gave me a 3 day notice to respond to his so called “damage I made to the property” when I did not damaged anything. Can I file a complaint for him because of this?


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