When Can a Landlord Terminate a Tenancy?
A landlord can terminate (end) a month-to-month tenancy simply by giving the tenant 30, 60 or 90 day advance written notice. However, the landlord can terminate the tenancy by giving the tenant only three days' advance written notice if the tenant has done any of the following:
- Failed to pay the rent.
- Violated any provision of the lease or rental agreement.
- Materially damaged the rental property ("committed waste").
- Substantially interfered with other tenants ("committed a nuisance").
- Used the rental property for an unlawful purpose, such as selling illegal drugs.
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Written Notices of Termination
90-day notice a written notice from a landlord to a tenant telling the tenant that the tenancy will end in 90 days. A ninety-day notice is required on if the tenant lives in federal or state subsidized housing, and the landlord is to explain the reason for ending the arrangement.
60-day notice a written notice from a landlord to a tenant who has resided in the property more than one year, telling the tenant that the tenancy will end in 60 days. A sixty-day notice usually does not have to state the landlord's reason for ending the tenancy.
30-day notice a written notice from a landlord to a tenant with tenancies of less than one year, telling the tenant that the tenancy will end in 30 days. A thirty-day notice usually does not have to state the landlord's reason for ending the tenancy.
3-day notice a three-day notice that the landlord serves on the tenant when the tenant has violated the lease or rental agreement. The three-day notice usually instructs the tenant to either leave the rental unit or comply with the lease or rental agreement (for example, by paying past-due rent) within the three-day period.