Meaning of Notice

From the Latin ad visum, a warning is a warning that is communicated to someone. It can be a signal, advice or a wake-up call. For example: “The road presents a lot of snow: be aware of the notices from the authorities”, “I received a notice from the telephone company indicating possible cuts in the service”, “I am going to put a notice on the billboard so that no one uses the elevator not working ”.

The notice tries to warn or communicate a news, either orally or in writing. In this second case, it can manifest itself in the form of a poster or sign. Stores usually post notices on their doors or windows with all kinds of information aimed at attracting new customers, but also to communicate various issues to regulars (“Closed for holidays”, “I’ll be back in five minutes”, “10% of discount on all products “, ” Tomorrow we open on reduced hours “, etc.).

It is obvious that the notices have different functions. There are some who warn about a potential danger (“At 100 meters, steep curve”), others who disseminate certain norms or prohibitions (“No smoking”) and some who limit themselves to presenting a message of different characteristics (“Smile, we are filming”).

Another use of the concept of notice appears in advertising. In this context they are also called advertisements, and they are the advertising messages that are disseminated through the media or in public life: “The new television advertisement for the sports brand has the participation of great tennis players from all over the world. history ”, “ The company withdrew its advertisement from the magazine in disagreement with its editorial policy ”.


It is known by the name of eviction to the notice of termination of some types of contract, such as rent (or lease) and work, although popularly it is usually associated with the first case. In this context, we talk about eviction notice or eviction and uses it when you want to deprive a person of using a property of which was tenant.

Among the reasons that generally lead to eviction are:

* failure to make payments or a considerable delay in them;
* the breach of any of the points of the contract and the refusal to amend the error, as occurs when a home is sublet, or when the maximum number of inhabitants allowed by the owner is exceeded;
* the voluntary deterioration of any part of the property;
* the inconvenience caused to your neighbors or the rest of the tenants, even after receiving a warning about it;
* carrying out illegal activities in the property.

To evict a tenant, it is necessary to follow a series of steps, as indicated by the legislature in force in each country. This must be true for both written and oral agreements. The procedure begins when the landlord provides the tenant with a formal notice on paper. From here two possibilities emerge:

* It is a request to resolve the problem that led to the issuance of the notice, such as a debt that can be paid within a specified period. In this case, the owner can only proceed with the eviction if the other party refuses to resolve the conflict;
* That the possibility of continuing with the contractual relationship is not contemplated, that is, that a deadline is established to leave the property.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the Law does not guarantee evictions on behalf of the owners: it is absolutely necessary to have a court order. Similarly, it is not allowed to seize your belongings, prevent you from entering or leaving the property, cut off the provision of services, remove doors or windows.


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