notice to quit
Notice given by a tenant informing the landlord that the tenant intends to move out; also, notice given by a landlord informing the tenant that he or she must move out.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

notice to quit
A legal termination notice that a landlord gives a tenant to leave (quit) the premises or to pay overdue rent or correct (cure) some other lease violation, such as bringing in an unauthorized pet or roommate, within a short time (such as three days). State rules specify details of these notices, such as how and when they may be used, the amount of time the tenant has to leave (and whether the tenant has the chance to correct or cure the violation), the delivery and timing of the notice, and what steps a landlord must take before filing an unlawful detainer or eviction lawsuit.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

notice to quit
n. A landlord's written notice to a tenant to vacate the premises for nonpayment or other material breach of a lease.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

notice to quit
   the notice given by a landlord (owner) to a tenant to leave the premises (quit) either by a certain date (usually 30 days) or to pay overdue rent or correct some other default (having pets, having caused damage, too many roommates, using the property for illegal purposes, etc.) within a short time (usually three days). A notice to quit must contain certain information, such as: names of the persons to leave, whether their tenancy is by written or oral agreement, an amount of any financial delinquency and the period it covers, and to whom they should surrender the premises. If the tenant is month-to-month, a notice to quit without reference to default usually requires no reason. Although state laws vary, generally the notice must be served personally on the tenant or posted in a prominent place like the front door with a copy sent by certified mail. Such notice and failure of the tenant to quit (leave) is a requirement to bring a lawsuit for unlawful detainer (often referred to as "eviction").

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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