If I Don't Pay The Rent, What Can The Landlord Do?

He must send you a written demand giving you five days to pay the overdue rent. If the rent is not paid within these five days the landlord can end your tenancy and go to the magistrate to evict you. He does not have to give you a written demand for the overdue rent if your lease says in big print that no such notice will be given. If you have a written rental agreement, the landlord only has to give you a written notice for the overdue rent once during the period.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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