How is a notice to quit served?

There are two main ways to serve a notice to quit: certified mail or using a professional process server. However, it is important to know your local rules, as they may vary depending on your city or state.

Certified Mail

The most effective way to serve a notice to quit is to send the notice via certified mail with a return receipt. After this is done, the notice to quit is also posted conspicuously on the property, such as on the front door or garage.

Use of a Process Server

A process server or professional service company will actually serve the tenants with the notice. The problem with this procedure is that if the tenant knows that they are behind on rent, then they may not be easy to find.

Other Common Methods

Depending on your local rules, the landlord may also be able to serve via the following methods:

  • Posting the notice at the premises
  • Personal delivery to each tenant
  • Personal delivery to one tenant
  • Personal delivery to a non-tenant
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