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What Do I Do When I Receive A Notice To Quit?


Read the notice to quit to understand the reason. If the reason is for nonpayment of rent, you may be able to stop the eviction process by paying what is due by a specified time. The rules vary depending upon whether the tenant is one at will or whether one under a lease. If the tenancy is at will, the rule varies depending upon whether this is the first notice to quit received within the last twelve (12) months. After the notice to quit has run its course, you should expect to be served by a Constable or Sheriff with a Summary Process (eviction) Summons and Complaint form. You may well want to consult with an attorney.

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