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What to do when facing a Notice to Quit

Learn what you can do if you receive a Notice to Quit.

Notice to Quit for Non-Payment

If you've paid the rent, find your receipts and review them with your landlord.

If you're behind on rent, pay what is owed.  If the landlord will not take the rent, document this and set the money aside in an account.

If you're behind on your rent and need time to pay, talk with your landlord about creating a reasonable repayment plan.

If the notice gives you the right to request a meeting or hearing, ask for one.

If you have a voucher and you've had a loss of income, let your leasing officer know and tell your landlord you're looking for an adjustment.

Notice to Quit for Lease Violation

Review the lease to see if it allows the landlord to evict you for this reason.  If it does not, raise this with your landlord.

Offer a solution to the landlord that addresses the lease violation. 

If you have a voucher, talk to your leasing officer.  An eviction for a lease violation may lead to the termination of your subsidy.

Request a hearing or meeting, if the notice gives you the right.

Notice to Quit for No-Fault

If your landlord wants more rent, try to negotiate a small increase and no further increases for a certain period.

If your landlord is selling or renovating, try to negotiate an agreement that gives you enough time and resources to move out.