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What is a Pay Rent or Quit Notice?
Renters who pay rent on time rarely have issues with property managers, landlords or owners of properties. The procedures for rent collection can be different depending on the way that a rental agreement is arranged. There are times when further action must be taken with a renter unable to pay rent on a consistent basis. A pay rent or quit is one procedure used by property owners to enforce collection procedures.
Pay Rent or Quit: The First Process of Eviction
Every state in the U.S. has housing laws that regulate the eviction process. Some allow the use of a pay rent or quit notice while other have different steps that must be taken. The first phase of the eviction process is usually the pay rent or quit notice drafted by the owner of a property. These notices generally have a basic outline that defines the following:
1. Amount of past rent due
2. Time frame to pay
3. Additional fees payable
4. Action taken if rent is not paid
The average time frame that a quit notice provides to remedy the late rent payments is between three and five days. These notices are often provided in person and by mail or can also be attached to the front door of a rental home. While most renters hope to avoid this conflict, the inability to pay rent is a problem that some renters unfortunately experience.
Past Rent Owned
This inclusion inside the document accurately describes the rental payments not received and can include the dates of previous payments. This provides a history and what appears to be an accurate assessment of missed rent payments.
Time to Repay
All landlords, property management companies and owners of properties are expected to provide an adequate time for collecting late rental payments. The standard three or five days offered in most instances provides extended time for a person to comply when a pay rent or quit notice is delivered.
Payment of Additional Fees
While every rental agreement is different, certain fees can be included in the agreement that pertain to how much additional payment is required if one or more payments are not received on time. These fees can be calculated as a dollar amount or fixed percentage that is added to the late payments.
Further Action for Rent Collection
Some states allow additional action to be taken by property owners or appointed managers to collect delinquent rent payments. This can involve filing lawsuits or mediation proceedings. Further action can also include an immediate 30-day eviction notice if these types of evictions are allowed under state laws.
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