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10-Day Notice to Quit (Illegal Activity)

Updated on Tue Oct 18 2022 |

Used For…

The 10-Day Notice to Quit (Illegal Activity) is used by landlords in Pennsylvania to require a tenant to leave a property they are leasing due to illegal drug activity. This type of violation may include, but is not limited to:

  • Violating the Controlled Substances Act of 1972 for the second time
  • Law enforcement officials seize drugs from the tenant's rental unit
  • Involvement in the creation, distribution, or consumption of a controlled substance

Day 1 is the day the tenant was served the Notice. Weekends and holidays are included in the 10-day period.

Is this Notice Curable?

No, this notice is not curable. This means there is nothing the tenant can do to avoid eviction if they do not move out by the assigned date.

How to Serve this Notice

Serving an eviction notice to a defendant is a formal process that may be used as evidence later in a court case. The PDF on this page contains a Proof of Service example which can be filled out by whoever serves this notice. Most landlords hire professional process servers. Acceptable methods of service for this notice are personal service or posting.

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