Looking for a free printable eviction notice template to evict an problem tenant? Then click here for your sample copy of an eviction notice.
Landlords are required by law to give tenants a written notice before they can initiate an eviction. There are two types of sample eviction notices: Perform or Quit Notice (on this page) and Pay or Quit Notice.
Perform or Quit Notice (on this page): This notice is served to tenants who violate the terms of your lease e.g. refusal to pay for property damages, keeping pets or subletting without the landlord's consent. This notice gives the tenant a final deadline (typically 3 days) to correct any violations before you can take legal action to evict him or her.
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Pay or Quit Notice: This notice is nonpayment of rent. In general, it is intended for tenants who are repeatedly late with rent or owe you rent for an extended period of time. It will give the tenant a final deadline (typically 3 days) to pay up or leave the property. If the tenants fails to pay all rent owed by the deadline, you can take file court order against him or her.
Eviction can be a lengthy and daunting affair so we recommend that you read our guide on how to evict a tenant before proceeding.
Our printable eviction notice sample is a 3 day example - You may have to change it to a 7, 14 or 30 day notice depending on your local landlord tenant laws.
*While we make every effort to ensure that our free eviction notice template is helpful, you must edit them according to your personal needs and local landlord tenant laws. Always seek legal advice when in doubt.
Tenant's Name: _________________________
Address of Rental Unit: ____________________________________________________________
You are hereby informed that your actions have violated the following lease agreement terms OR have endangered the health and safety of another:
You are hereby required to cease the above violations and take all necessary corrective action within THREE days.
If you fail to do so, legal proceedings will be instituted against you to recover the premises and all damages and costs as allowed by the law.
PROOF OF SERVICE
undersigned, being at least 18 years of age, declare under penalty of
perjury that I served the above notice, of which this is a true copy, on
the following tenant(s) in possession in the manner(s) indicated below:
[ ] On __________, I handed the notice to the tenant(s) personally.
[ ] On __________, after attempting personal service, I handed the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion at the residence/business of the tenant(s), AND I deposited a true copy in the [Name of Your Postal Service], in a sealed envelope with postage fully prepaid, addressed to the tenant(s) at his/her/their place of residence.
[ ] On __________, after attempting service in both manners described above I placed the notice in a conspicuous place at the residence of the tenant(s) AND I deposited a true copy in the [Name of Your Postal Service] in a sealed envelop with postage fully prepaid, addressed to the tenant(s) at his/her/their place of residence.
Landlord's Name: _________________________
Landlord’s Signature: _________________________