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.
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