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A landlord can use a written three-day notice or eviction notice if the tenant has done any of the following:
- Failed to pay your rent,
- You violated any provision of the rental agreement,
- Materially damaged the rental property,
- Used the premises for an unlawful purpose,
- Substantially interfered with other tenants – or in other words committed a
- Committed domestic violence or sexual assault against or stalked another tenant or
subtenant on the premises,
- Engaged in drug dealing, unlawfully used, cultivated, imported or manufactured
- Using the building or proper to conduct dog fighting or cockfighting,
- Or were involved with unlawful conduct involving weapons or ammunition.
If the landlord gives you a three–day notice because you have not paid the rent, the
notice must accurately state the amount of rent that is due. In addition the notice
must state include the name, address and telephone number of the person to whom
the rent must be paid.
If the payment may be made in person, the usual days and hours that the person is
available to receive the rent. If the address does not accept personal deliveries,
then you can mail the rent to the owner at the name address state in the three-day
If you can show proof that you mailed the rent to the stated name and
address, for example with a receipt for certified mail, the law assumes that the
payment is received by the owner on the date of postmark. The landlord normally
cannot require that you pay the past-due rent in cash.
If the three day notice is based on any of the other conditions listed earlier the
notice must either describe your violation of the rental agreement, or describe you
The three- day notice must be properly served on the tenant.
Depending on the type of violation the notice can demand that either the tenant
correct the violation or leave the rental or they must leave, or that you must leave
If the violation involves something that the tenant can correct, like you
have not paid your rent or you have a pet and lease does not allow for pet, the
notice much give the tenant the option to correct the violation.
Failing to pay the rent and most violations of of the terms of the rental agreement can
In these situations, the three-day notice must give the tenant the
option to correct the violation.
However if the conditions cannot be corrected then
you must leave in the three days.