Can my landlord evict me for not paying my electic bill?

My landlord has given me a notice to vacate the unit because I was unable to pay my electic bill due a recent job loss.

Asked on July 15, 2012 under Real Estate Law, North Dakota

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your presumed written lease requires that you pay for your own electricity as part of your monthly rent and you fail to do so, then under the laws of all states in this country there is a material breach of your rental agreement with your landlord allowing the landlord to serve you with a three (3) day notice to cure or quit and/or a thirty (30) day notice of termination.

I suggest that you discuss this issue with your landlord as soon as possible with your landlord to that this issue does not spiral out of control for you.


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