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mgr

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I have a question hope someone can answer. In my state we have a 30 day notice to pay or vacate, which states that if tenant not pay after 14 days of notice, landlord can evict tenant. Since the court day is always set up at least 2 weeks after filing, should I go on the 15th day to file a detainer and set up court day 2 weeks later, or should I wait for 30 days before filing?
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LLinVA

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I am confused, is the required notice 14 or 30 days? What is the exact wording of the statute? 

In VA, we are required to do a 5-day pay or quit. If they haven't paid, we file in court on day 6. 

You may have to ask the clerk at the courthouse when you can file (they would be the one to stop you if you went in early anyway, usually).
mgr

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"This Tennessee eviction notice must advise the tenant of the rent amount owed or the specific lease provision in violation. It must also say that the breach can be remedied within a 14-day period or the lease will be cancelled in 30-days and legal action will begin."
This is what I got from one website.
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LLinVA

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I'm guessing it's similar to Virginia's 20/30-day notice. Basically, they have the shorter time to fix the problem or else they need to be out by the longer time. In Virginia, this means that at the end of the longer time is when I can actually go to court if they haven't moved out yet.

It's still worth a call to the clerk at the courthouse to make sure you can't file earlier. 
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