Paying the full rent on time is one of a tenant’s most important legal responsibilities. If you are late by even one day, or short by any amount of money, your landlord has the right to give you a 10 Day Eviction Notice for Non-Payment of Rent. This is the most serious type of eviction notice and must be dealt with immediately if you want to save your housing. Once you have received a 10 Day Notice, you have only five days to cancel the notice by paying the full rent. Alternatively, if your landlord is lying about the unpaid rent, you can apply for dispute resolution within five days so that an arbitrator can cancel the notice. If you choose neither of these options within five days of receiving the eviction notice, you will be expected to move out by the 10th day.
A tenant can also be evicted for not paying for utilities that are required to be paid as part of their tenancy agreement. However, the landlord must first give the tenant 30 days’ written notice demanding payment. If the tenant does not pay the amount they owe by the end of those 30 days, the landlord can treat the unpaid utilities as unpaid rent, and give the tenant a 10 Day Notice.