An eviction notice is a formal notification of a property owner's intent to disallow their renters to live there. In layman's terms, an eviction notice is a renter's warning that they're getting kicked out. Legally, the property owners cannot arbitrarily serve an eviction notice. So, if you receive one, it's probably for good reason.
Sometimes, an eviction notice serves as a final notice for you to fulfill your tenant responsibilities by a certain time or find a new place to live.
How long notice is required in an eviction notice varies from one state to the next. However, generally, property owners must give at least a 30-day notice. There are some states that require as much as 60 days notice for action on an eviction notice.
Additionally, the timeframe may be longer or shorter depending on special provisions in each state's laws. For example, if renters are senior citizens or are using public housing assistance programs, they may get an extended period.
An eviction notice is not always the end of the world for a renter. If you receive an eviction notice, you oftentimes have the chance to make reparations to continue living in your home.
An eviction notice — and even an eviction — are certainly not the end of your time as a renter. However, you should make every effort to make amends with your property owner before actually being evicted. An eviction on your record will make renting in the future much more difficult, though not impossible.