pay or quit

Definition of "pay or quit"
  1. A written notice provided by a landlord to a tenant who is behind on rent, asking them to settle their rent due within a fixed period or vacate the premises
How to use "pay or quit" in a sentence
  1. When rent was unpaid for a month, the landlord served a pay or quit notice.
  2. The tenant decided to vacate the premises after receiving a pay or quit notice.
  3. The landlord may resort to eviction proceedings if the tenant neither pays nor quits after the notice.

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