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Word in english

eviction notice

Word in spanish

aviso de desalojo

Definition

Prior to filing a suit in court for eviction, generally the landlord must provide written notice to the tenant (commonly called a notice to quit or notice to vacate). A landlord may evict a tenant 'without cause' (i.e., the landlord simply desires to end the landlord-tenant relationship without the tenant being in breach of the lease, such as when a lease is about to expire) or 'for cause' (i.e., the tenant is in breach of the lease, such as non-payment of rent or allowing criminal activity to take place on the premises).

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