Tenants who have been served with an eviction notice typically have at least several days to move out, according to Nolo. Although eviction laws vary by state, law enforcement officers usually give notice that they will be back in a few days to escort evicted tenants from a rental property.
Before a tenant can be evicted, a landlord must give written notice, states Nolo. If the tenant does not move out, the landlord can sue for eviction. To win the lawsuit, the landlord must prove that the tenant acted in a way to warrant an eviction. Tenants who have violated their rental contracts may receive notice of a possible eviction when they fail to pay the rent or if they violate a lease. An unconditional quit notice is issued when a tenant has been late with rent multiple times, has caused serious property damage or has engaged in unlawful activities.