cure or quit

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Cure or quit is a notice given to tenants to stop violating a clause of their lease agreement. Either state statute or the lease agreement will determine how long the tenant has to respond to or stop the prohibited activity. If the tenant refuses to stop, the landlord will file to evict the tenant. Landlords often will give a notice to cure or quit for actions like a tenant having a pet against a no-pet policy, being loud, or damaging the rental property.

[Last updated in July of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]