What is a 3 day notice?

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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

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