Eviction Notice Requirements

Tenant's Address on a Eviction Notice to Tenant

A full and complete address is necessary, including where necessary: county, unit number, left or right side, upstairs or downstairs, street, road, drive, etc.  IMPORTANT: the property address on the notice to tenant and on the lease must match completely.

Date on the Eviction Notice to Tenant

Dating a notice properly is very important.  This means that you should pay close attention to the 'expiration date' of the notice, or the date by which the tenant must act, generally 3 business days.  When counting 3 business days:

  • do not count the day the notice is posted or delivered.
  • do not count Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays.

Also, be sure to complete the Certificate of Service completely, including a signature and date.

How to determine the amount owed on a 3 Day Notice to Pay or Vacate?

Only the past due undisputed amount of rent should be on the 3 day notice to pay or vacate and the rent amount should match the exact amount of rent per the written or oral agreement.

Tenant names on an eviction notice to tenant.

All adult occupants should be listed on the notice to tenant, that means those who are on the current lease but may have moved out and those who are not on the lease but who have established a tenancy on the property.  The correct spelling and full names of each tenant is very important.