If a landlord desires to terminate a tenancy based on a tenant’s breach of a lease agreement, the landlord is required to comply with certain legal requirements and procedures. Proper preparation and service of a lease termination notice is critical the process. As the adage goes, a landlord rises and falls on its notice. In other words, if the landlord’s notice complies with the law and is served properly, the landlord should prevail. However, if the landlord’s notice fails to comply with the law, then the landlord may be forced to start an eviction case over from the beginning. Losing an eviction case can mean more than just lost time and rent. In some instances, it may mean the landlord is responsible for payment of the tenant’s attorney fees and costs. Now, more than ever, it is critical to have an experienced landlord-tenant attorney draft or review any notices or letters that are served on a tenant.