When a tenant fails to pay rent, their landlord may serve them with the New Mexico three (3) day notice to pay or quit (Form CV-105). The notice informs the tenant that they must pay the past due amount within three (3) days or the landlord will terminate the rental agreement and file an eviction lawsuit (Petition by Owner for Restitution). Service must be performed in person, by certified mail, or by mail with another copy posted on the premises. If the tenant pays the full amount before the notice period ends, the landlord cannot file an eviction action against them.
Laws – § 47-8-33(D)