Ill tenants and foreclosure risk

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Q: We own a home that we rented to an elderly woman and her daughter. The mother has recently been admitted to a convalescent hospital, and the daughter, who is also sick, is having a hard time coming up with the rent (she hasn’t been able to find a roommate because the place is so dirty). If she doesn’t pay the rent, we cannot pay the mortgage and we will end up in foreclosure. Can we give her a notice to vacate the property because she hasn’t paid the rent, even though she’s sick? –Art B.