Follow Seven Dos & Don’ts When Preparing and Delivering Rent Demands

Before you can sue to evict a tenant for not paying the rent, you must send the tenant a legal notice known as a “rent demand.” In it, you ask the tenant to pay the rent owed and give him a chance to pay before starting a nonpayment proceeding. Although this seems simple enough, a surprising number of nonpayment cases get thrown out based on a rent demand that wasn’t properly prepared or delivered. To help you, here are seven Dos & Don’ts to follow when preparing and delivering rent demands to tenants.

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