I have several questions about using a Notice to Quit to terminate the tenancy of a tenant with a one-year residential lease that expires later this year.
The tenant did not pay the rent last month. I sent a 3-day demand notice to pay or vacate and the tenant paid within the 3 days. This month, the tenant paid on time, but the check is not valid. The tenant also breached the lease last month by not preventing the water lines from freezing, and I have a substantial bill for restoring the water, per county code.
Is a Notice to Quit the right form to use? As grounds for termination in the Notice to Quit, can I include this month's non-payment of rent (bad check) AND last month's non-payment of rent as a repeat violation? Can or should I also include the breach for the frozen water lines in the grounds for termination?
I would like to regain possession before the lease expires more than 8 months away.