Posted by Bert ND on June 05, 2000 at 16:59:01:
Assuming you’re renting month-to-month, you don’t need to give a reason in a 30-day notice.
In cases where I had non-specific tenant difficulties, I just told them I felt it would be in both our best interests if our business relationship came to an end. I avoid getting into reasons.
I also remind them they’d get their deposit back if they left the place in good condition. In some cases it might be worth it to pay them to leave.
If you give them a specific reason, it should be the truth. If you tell them, for example, that you need the apartment empty for massive rennovations and they find out you’re not doing any, they could make real pests of themselves.