California Three (3) Day Notice to Quit | Curable Non-Compliance

The California three (3) day notice to comply or quit, following §1161(3), is used by the landlord when a tenant has broken a written part of the lease agreement, and when the violation is correctable. The notice states that the tenant must either correct their violation or move out of the property within the three-day period. Failure to correct the violation or move out provides legal grounds for the landlord to begin the eviction lawsuit process at a superior/trial court.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

Step 2 – At the top of the form enter the name of the agent/broker/landlord that the form will be prepared by, along with their contact details (phone number and email address).

Step 3 – Enter the current date (day, month, year), followed by the physical location/address of the rental property (include the county name). Next to the “To Tenant:” section, enter the full name of the tenant as it appears in the rental/lease agreement.

Step 4 – In the “FACTS” section enter the following details:

  • Date of the rental agreement (1.1)
  • Name of the tenant (1.2)
  • Name of the landlord (1.3)
  • Name of the rental property/address of unit (1.4)

Step 5 – In the “NOTICE” section describe the violation(s) of the tenant, as well as how the tenant can rectify the violation(s) (3.1).

Step 6 – The bottom of the form should be filled out on the day that the notice is served to the tenant. Include the full date, name of landlord, signature of landlord, contact address, phone number, mobile phone number, fax number, and email address.