If a tenant is not complying with the terms of a written rental agreement in matters other than non-payment (such as having pets or too many occupants in the unit), the landlord should provide written notification to the tenant outlining the specific nature of the violation along with a deadline for curing the violation.
It is important that a landlord has a well written contract. Such a contract will provide proof that the tenant is aware of the violation if the situation results in a future eviction case.
For example, if the tenant has a pet illegally, such notice may persuade the tenant to either get rid of the pet or negotiate increased compensation to the landlord in return for a modification of the lease.
Consult us to explain your landlord rights in cases where the tenant is violating written agreement provisions.
Practice Area: Landlord Law