What content must be included in a 3 Day Notice in California when a tenant stops paying the rent?
The 3 Day Notice in California must:
- Be in writing;
- Say the full name of the tenant or tenants;
- Say the address of the rental property;
- Say exactly how much rent the tenant owes (the notice cannot go back more than 1 year, even if the tenant owes back rent for a longer time, and it cannot include any charge other than rent);
- Have the dates the overdue rent is for;
- Say that this rent must be paid in full within 3 days of receiving this notice or the tenant must move out;
- Say the days and times the tenant can pay the rent he or she owes, and the address he or she can pay it at;
- If the tenant can pay the back rent by mail, give the address the tenant should send the money to; and
- Be signed by the landlord or his or her agent, and state the date of the notice.
* The notice must NOT include other money the tenant owes, like late fees, interest, utilities, or damages.
Here are additional California 3 Day Notice links: