notice to quit


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notice to quit

A legal notice to a tenant to vacate the premises; one of the steps in an eviction process.

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She has given Geoffrey notice to quit these lodgings.
He was living in a place absolutely secluded from public observation on all sides of it--thanks to his resolution to remain at the cottage, even after his landlady had insulted him by sending him a notice to quit.
This morning I gave him notice to quit, and offered him his money back if he wanted it.
I understand," I said, "that you wish to give us notice to quit your lodgings.
No money; no credit; no support from Fred, who seems to turn steady all at once; notice to quit the old lodgings--staggerers, three, four, five, and six
I tell you what, old boy,' he added, 'I shall make quite a town-house of this place, unless you give me notice to quit.
If you will be so good as to stay here a day or two longer you will hear that those two people have given us notice to quit.
It was after this visit that Becky, who had paid her weekly bills, Becky who had made herself agreeable to everybody in the house, who smiled at the landlady, called the waiters "monsieur," and paid the chambermaids in politeness and apologies, what far more than compensated for a little niggardliness in point of money (of which Becky never was free), that Becky, we say, received a notice to quit from the landlord, who had been told by some one that she was quite an unfit person to have at his hotel, where English ladies would not sit down with her.
All he could say was, that he had not received a notice to quit from his tenant, and that he had been requested to keep the key of the house in his possession until Mr.
He was horticulture under notice to quit, the last patch of country in a district flooded by new and prbaa things.
What with your eternal tobacco, Watson, and your irregularity at meals, I expect that you will get notice to quit, and that I shall share your downfall--not, however, before we have solved the problem of the nervous tutor, the careless servant, and the three enterprising students.
The three are among officials who were in December last year put on notice to quit their union positions.