Texas 3-Day Notice to Quit | Non-Payment

Texas 3-Day Notice to Quit | Non-Payment

Last updated July 17th, 2021

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A Texas 3-day notice to quit for non-payment is sent by a landlord to a tenant to inform them that they have to move out of the property if they don’t pay the outstanding rent in full within three (3) days. If the rent still remains unpaid after the allotted time, the landlord has the grounds for starting the official eviction process.

The notice needs to contain the date, the name(s) of all tenant(s), the address of the rental, the reason the tenant(s) are receiving the notice, whether the tenant(s) can remedy the situation by paying the rent, the date and time the rent is due, the amount ($) of rent the tenant(s) owe, and the landlord’s dated signature.

In Texas, landlords have three (3) general ways of issuing the notice:

  1. Via certified mail (retain the return receipt);
  2. In-person (can be delivered to anyone over sixteen (16) years of age);
  3. Post the notice to the front door of the rental. If that is not possible, it can be attached to a noticeable location on the property.

Laws§ 24.005