Primary tabs

Quit means to stop doing something.

  • To leave or vacate real property. A landlord generally must give their tenant notice to quit the premises. 
    • A notice to quit is a written notice sent by a landlord to a tenant stating that the landlord wishes to reclaim the property and that the tenant must vacate the premises by a particular date. Although state laws differ, the notice must normally be served physically on the tenant or placed in a visible location such as the front door, with a copy provided by certified mail. A lawsuit for unlawful detainer must be filed after such notice and the tenant's failure to quit (often referred to as eviction).
  • A participant's employment is terminated by the participant for any reason other than death, disability, or retirement.

See also: 30-day notice, cure or quit
[Last updated in April of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]