pay or quit
The type of written notice given to a tenant by a landlord, when the tenant is late with the rent. The notice tells the tenant to pay the rent, sometimes within a specified number of days, or leave the premises. If the tenant does neither, the landlord may file an eviction lawsuit.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

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

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