I had given my thirty day notice last month that i was planning on moving by 2/20/2013, I am late on paying rent this final month and my landlord said he would be by to serve " pay or quit" notices. When I got home there was a " Landlord notice to Vacate" on my door stating that I had 3 days to vacate the property and leave the keys by 2/06/2013, this letter was given to me on 2/04/2013. No where on this notice does it say that it is a "pay or quit "notice nor does it even give the option to pay, it only says I have 3 days to vacate. Under detail regarding the vacate he put " unpaid rent for February($625)" . My 6 month lease is up and I am currently on a month to month basis, what does this letter mean in terms of me having to pay and security deposit , or is this even legal?
A notice to vacate is a written notice from a landlord telling a tenant to move by a certain date. Often you'll have 30 days to leave, but state laws vary.
Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.