What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? PA
I have a tenant who has not paid rent for May yet. It was due on the first with a 5-day grace period. Lease was month-to-month. In April they verbally gave us notice that they would be moving out at the end of May. We called and asked for the rent payment on the 6th and were told he had to "wait for his unemployment check" to come in. This is a lie since PA does not issue UC checks anymore (only either a debit card or direct deposit). We called again on Saturday the 8th and left a message again asking for the rent - did not get a response to the message.
Non-payment of rent when due automatically terminates the lease. My question is can we post a "3-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit & Move Out Of The Premises" notice on the door or hand deliver? (even though they will not answer the door if we knock). Or, do we have to wait 10 days and go thru the process with the magistrate. I called the magistrate's office to ask this question and they wouldn't answer because they are not 'attorneys'.
Thanks for your help**************......