Should I Accept Partial Rent Payments Or Payments After Notice Is Served?

In the normal course of business, you can accept partial rent payments if you wish, and then serve a nonpayment notice for the remainder of the rent that is due, or make an agreement with the tenant as to when the remainder will be paid. Be cautious however, in accepting partial payments after you serve a nonpayment notice. You must of course accept the payment of the full amount due, but if you accept a partial amount of rent, be aware that you should then serve a new eviction notice before proceeding with an eviction.

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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