For reference property is in Waterbury, CT
I have a Really bad inherited tenant that is on a m-m lease and I FINALLY ask them to leave but have not done an official eviction yet. I want to see how this goes as far as not renewing their lease. i want to serve them with a "Notice to Vacate" we do not have anything in the lease stating minimum termination period and in CT it looks like there is no minimum termination period. though the min in 0 day in CT I'm going to give them until the end on September (55 days) to get out. I just want to ask people experience with a notice to vacate, do they get out on their own or do they milk it until they get evicted so they can stay longer? is 55 days too long?
Also the tenant wanted me to give him a "notice to quit", why? i feel like they are trying to play a legal game.
As long as you follow your state landlord tenant codes to the letter it does not make any difference what the tenant wants. Simply inform him you will be following the code.
As to whether they will leave or not the vast majority of tenants do leave, the more arrogant ones may wait to be evicted however that will severely damage their ability to successfully find housing in the future. Make sure he is aware that filing a eviction will go on his record.
You could also bribe him to leave, not my advice as it is beneath me to pay a tenant to leave my property, but some landlords that are afraid of tenants do use this practice.
Your best and safest approach is to follow up with a eviction if he does not leave on his own.
I would think the proper notice would be for lease termination, or non renewal. Check with someone local.
If they don't leave on their own after you give them notice, you will need to evict. If he's asking for a notice to quit he knows the laws and is trying to milk it. 55 days is way too long. If he hasn't paid the rent this month by the 10th you have the right to serve him a 3 day notice to quit.
Do you own the property in your own name? If so you can follow this guide to evict on your own.
If the property is in an LLC you'll need to get a lawyer.
I contacted my lawyer and she didnt seem to know what a "notice to vacate" is.
So i want to ask whats the difference between a "notice to vacate" and a ""notice to quit".
all i want to do is not renew the tenants lease for September and give them enough time to find a new place without them milking it.