In an eviction action for non-payment of rent, is the landlord required to prove that the tenant actually received the Three Day Notice To Pay Rent Or Quit?

Answer: No. It is enough that the landlord properly served a Three Day Notice To Pay Rent Or Quit in accordance with applicable law (i.e. by personal service, substitute service, or nail and mail). The landlord is not required to prove that the tenant actually received the notice. On the other hand, proof that the tenant actually received the notice cures any defect in service of the notice. These principles are also applicable to other types of notices that may be served by a landlord such as notices to perform covenant or quit, notices to quit, and notices of termination of tenancy.

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July 21, 2015 | Landlord-Tenant Law |