If you are evicting the tenant because of failure to pay rent, you must serve the tenant with a three-day notice of the rent due. You can only ask for the amount that was actually due, so utilities and penalties must be excluded. The notice must also provide the name, address and phone number of the person to whom the rent must be paid, or the name, street address and account number of the financial institution where the rent must be paid. The three-day notice is also used when the tenant has violated a provision of the rental agreement. If the violation is correctable, like having a pet when no pets are allowed, then you must give the tenant three days to remedy the problem. If the violation is based on illegal activity or other violations that aren’t easily remedied, then notice is an order for the tenant to leave the unit in three days.