A five (5) day notice is the required written notice the landlord has to give to the tenant or tenants who occupy the property if rent payments are not being paid. The most effective method is to personally deliver the notice to the tenants. We have found that using certified mail often fails to achieve this goal because if the mail is refused and/or not picked up then proper notice has not been given. Additionally, the notice must be given to all of the tenants on the lease. The notice may be left with one of the tenants, and the others are deemed served by way of “substitute service.”