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Helpful Hints


  1. A notice to quit can be personally served on the tenant and a copy retained by the landlord, stating the details of such service.
  2. A notice to quit is not valid unless there is a reason stating why the premises are required such as:a) Non-payment of rent for 30 days or more, or
    b) Premises required for landlords own resident, or
    c) Premises are required for someone wholly dependent on the landlord,        or
    d) Premises are required for major repairs, or
    e) Premises are required for purpose of being improved, or
    f) Premises required for purpose of being rebuilt
  3. A notice to quit residential premises ought to give at least one month’s notice, which must be a full rental month and should expire the day before a new rent month begins, (i.e.) that is, if rent is due the first of the month, the notice must be prepared and served on the Tenant before the 30th or 31st of the month to expire by the 30th or 31st of the next month.

Where there is a written lease, the notice period must conform to that stated under the lease still subsists. Where the premises are commercial premises, the period of notice is the same as a residential property. There maybe exceptions.

You may call or visit:
The Rent Assessment Board, The Towers
25 Dominica Drive,
Kingston Tel: 906-4100/906-1765
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.