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An eviction notice, also known as a “notice to quit”, is sent by a landlord to a tenant specifying violations of the rental agreement, which may include nonpayment of rent or other noncompliance. After receiving the notice, the tenant must either rectify the issue within a certain number of days or be evicted from the property. A curable notice provides a tenant with the ability to resolve the issue upon receipt, while an incurable notice simply requires the tenant to vacate the property within a specified number of days.

If you are facing potential eviction, keep reading below to learn about your tenant rights. To fill out a printable eviction notice template online, click the green button above.

What is an Eviction Notice?

An eviction notice, or Notice of Eviction, is a formal written statement from a landlord to a tenant that informs the tenant of one of two things:

  • The Tenant must vacate their rental property by a certain date; or

  • The Tenant must resolve an issue (or issues) by a certain date or vacate.

When do I need an eviction letter?

Without an eviction notice, you cannot legally begin the process of removing a tenant from your property. Pursuing an eviction without proper notice is illegal. It will likely put you, the landlord, on the hook for thousands of extra dollars in eviction-related costs, which include:

Damages incurred by the tenant:

  • Costs of temporary housing;

  • Moving costs;

  • Replacing damaged furniture and other belongings in the moving process;

  • Your tenant’s attorney fees to contest the unlawful eviction.

Fines & penalties:

  • Many states fine landlords for each day from the unlawful eviction until the legal resolution is determined.

  • Landlord legal fees.

    • In addition to covering the legal fees of your tenant, you’ll also have to pay for your attorney.

  • Additional costs.

    • A court may require you to compensate your tenant for the time missed from work to attend court.

    • You may also be held accountable for any damages caused by emotional and psychological pain/ or other damages associated with the eviction of your tenant.

You must always follow the law when it comes to evictions. A notice of eviction is the first, and, in many ways, the most important step in this process. Be sure that you not only issue an eviction notice, but you do so properly. Even the smallest technical error on a landlord’s part can provide a judge with legal grounds to dismiss the eviction complaint and force the landlord to restart the entire process.

How quickly can someone be evicted?

When you issue an eviction notice, you must provide the tenant with a time by which they need to vacate the premises or cure the defect that caused the issuance of the notice. 

Normally, this ranges between 3 days and 60 days, depending on the reason for the eviction. (For example, in Connecticut, a landlord only needs to give a 3-day notice, but Georgia requires a 60-day notice).

You should consult your state law for this information or talk with a landlord-tenant attorney in the state where the property is located.

How Can I Create An Eviction Notice?

FormSwift’s step by step builder makes it easy to create and send an eviction notice to your tenants.

Step 1: Tenant and State Information

When creating a Notice to Quit or Eviction Notice, it is important to have a copy of the lease agreement to ensure that all of the information provided in the notice is accurate. In this first step, you want to include the tenant’s title (Mr., Mrs., etc.), and his or her name. Under the tenant’s name, be sure to input their full address, including city, state, and zip code. Next, write the state laws that govern the property.

Step 2: Provide Notice and Dollar Amounts

Notify the tenant as to why they are being evicted and what must be done to remedy this issue. Be sure to provide the lease date and full address of the property that the tenant is currently residing in. Next, notify the tenant of the amount that is past due. This figure will be followed by the rental period that the rent is late, and the total amount due after pertinent fees.

Step 3: Landlord Information and Signature

To finalize the notice, sign your name and date the form in the spaces provided. Underneath your signature, provide your full name, and address, including your city, state, and zip code. Next, provide your contact information (email address and phone number).

Step 4: Certificate of Service

For an Eviction Notice to be recognized by a court of law, it must be signed by the landlord and sent to the tenant in one of three recognized methods. A landlord must serve a tenant either in person, in-person to an individual who lives in the unit or via certified mail. When filling out the Certificate of Service portion of this form, be sure to state your name, the delivery method, and your signature, followed by your contact information.

Legal Forms Related to an Eviction Notice

  • Lease Agreement: A legal document that sets out the terms by which a landlord will rent out a property to a tenant. 

  • Rent Receipt: A document that confirms receipt of rent payments by a tenant. 

  • Rental Application: A document that is used to gather information from prospective tenants applying to rent out the property.

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