Tweaking the LPA Notice to Pay Rent or Quit ?
by in Cali on Monday, April 2, 2012 @21:46
I was wondering if it would be a good idea or a bad idea to "tweak" the LPA notice for pay or quit/demand for payment.
It seems so...in yo' face for a tenant who has, up until now, paid rent on time for years, and who is a senior citizen with no family living in this state.
Would adding a first paragraph (as this below) render the notice illegal or anything?
Consider adding something like this ? :
"We have a mortgage to pay and if we don't, the house you rent will go into foreclosure. Unfortunately, we have not received your rent on time and must issue this formal notice."
...and then use the LPA notice for the rest of the notice.
It just seems more gentle to me because the tenant is a senior citizen, and I think the paragraph would make it like *we're* not the bad guys, the bank is the bad guy, but we need to formally put you on notice cuz your @ssis gonna be grass and you won't have a place to live.
Yeah, I know the tenant doesn't want to hear about my bills or the mortgage, but sometimes they are soooo tunnel-vision that it's nice to remind them other folks have bills to pay too, and we're not on Easy Street or doing the life of riley, and if ya don't pay, it's the trickle down effect.
I have no problem following up with a CRRR by USPS, nor do I have a problem with going to court and filing for an eviction judgement (the house is NOT sec 8 or rent controlled) if it comes to that. It just seems to me my first contact about this could be more gentle by adding that paragraph. Does it cost me anything to be gentle? No. Would it render the notice invalid? I don't think so, but wanted your (gentle and supportive) opinions please. Thanks in advance.
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