The 10-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment) is used by landlords in Pennsylvania to demand a tenant to either pay the past-due rent owed or vacate the property thereby ending the lease. In either case, this notice does not waive the landlord's right to unpaid rent. A landlord is required to provide the tenant with this notice, giving the tenant 10 days to pay the past-due rent or move out prior to any eviction filings. The Notice must include:
- The rental home address
- The total amount due (including any late fees), where the payment should be made, and to whom the rent should be paid.
- The name, address, and telephone number of the person to whom rent is due
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?
Yes, this 10-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment) is curable because the tenant can pay the past-due rent to be allowed to continue occupying the property.
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.