If possible, a notice to quit will be construed in such a way as to make it effective, and inaccuracies which are obviously opposed to the intention of the party giving it will not invalidate it1. The test generally applicable is whether the notice is quite clear to a reasonable tenant reading it and whether it is plain that he cannot be misled by it2. The reasonable tenant reading the notice is to be taken to have the knowledge of the surrounding facts and circumstances which the actual landlord and tenant enjoyed3. Thus a notice to quit a 291
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