I have received a notice to quit from my landlord for a lease violation what should I do
Translation of and questions about non-payment notice
The following is an unintelligible notice i received in my mailbox (w/o an envelope). I would appreciate an opinion as to whether such wording is standard as it’s almost laughably offensive.
(case and punctuation left as is)
14-DAY NOTICE TO QUIT FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT
Your rent being in arrears, you are hereby notified to quit and deliver up in fourteen days from receipt of this notice the premises now held by you as my tenant namely:
PAST DUE RENT FOR THE MONTH OF: JULY (July being crossed out with black pen and APRIL being written above) $1375 PLUS $25.00 FOR SERVICE OF THIS NOTICE
TOTAL DUE: $1400.00
HEREOF FAIL NOT, or I shall take due course of Law to eject you from the same.
(signed by someone unknown to me)
From what i understand, without paying the written amount i can be removed from the house in two weeks. Keep in mind this is a poor photocopy that was just dropped in my mailbox and the rent amount isn’t even correct.
This notice is also dated April 4th, and my rent is due on the first of the month; isn’t there some sort of legal wiggle room where i’m given a certain period of time to comply, especially when i’m without prior problems?
Security Deposit Law
My landlord stated in her answer to my discovery that the check for the security deposit was lost/or stolen and that it was never replaced(a year later no less.) We are trying to use the mishandling of security deposit as a defense in our answerto the summary process for eviction for non-payment of rent. Would the law still apply because no information was given within the 30 day period? Also, how is a 14-day notice to quit supposed to be delivered upon the tenant? I have court in two days! HELP!
Notice to quit after notice of moving out?!
Can a landlord evict you after you’ve sent him a thirty day notice that you’re moving out?
I am interested in your opinon on how to inform a tennant of a rent increase. I have been told that a Notice to Quit is the proper form but I have also been told that you only use such a form if the tennant is in breach on the lease/rental agreement. Can you tell me the best way to inform the tennant. I am a relatively new landlord. Thanks!!