In the normal course of business, you can accept partial rent payments if you wish, and then serve a nonpayment notice for the remainder of the rent that is due, or make an agreement with the tenant as to when the remainder will be paid. Be cautious however, in accepting partial payments after you serve a nonpayment notice. You must of course accept the payment of the full amount due, but if you accept a partial amount of rent, be aware that you should then serve a new eviction notice before proceeding with an eviction.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified landlord tenant lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact an attorney in your area from our directory to discuss your specific legal situation.