What Is an Eviction Notice?
An Eviction Notice - also known as a Lease Termination Notice or a Notice to Vacate - is a formal note or letter used by landlords to warn their tenants about the termination of their rental agreement to begin the eviction process.
The eviction warning letter is sent when the rental contract is coming to an end or if the tenant has violated any of its clauses. Ground for eviction may include not paying the rent or doing damage to the furniture or property. The two types of notices the landlord can send are the "curable notices to vacate" and the "incurable notice to vacate". A curable notice warns the tenant that their actions had violated their rental agreement and requires them to fix the issue. Each curable notice should contain a description of the violation, the date and place it occurred, what and when should be done to fix it.
An incurable notice is more strict, stating a specific date by which the tenant has to vacate the property.
How to Serve an Eviction Notice to a Tenant?
It's best to hand-deliver Eviction Notices or send them by certified mail to ensure that the tenant receives them in time. The eviction process typically takes at least one month but might last longer in some cases. If the landlord does not send the eviction letter or sends an incomplete or incorrect one, the eviction request will be considered illegal.
This is an official Eviction Petition Form from Harris County, Texas. In order to initiate an eviction, a written petition must be filed with the justice court and a payment of the filing fees must be paid.
This five-day notice is a simple letter notifying the occupant that the owner of the property intends to obtain possession of the property and gives their reasons.
This 24-hour notice of eviction for disruptive behavior is a one-page letter that lists several checkboxes with reasons for eviction.
This is the most basic eviction notice form on a single page given to a tenant by the landlord due to the nonpayment of rent.
This 30-day notice to vacate is a detailed two-page sample notice with instructions and cleaning tips. It provides also a paragraph on cleaning inspection and move-out guidelines.
This form - called the “30-day Termination Notice Form” - demonstrates a letter given to the tenant by a landlord in Minnesota. It is a brief one-page letter.
This three-day notice to pay rent or quit may be used in Mississippi, USA. This is an official form that requires to pay rent within three days or vacate premisses.
This Five-Day Notice to Quit Form comes is used in Las Vegas Township, Nevada. It gives notice to a tenant stating they are in default in the payment of rent. This is a warning letter that contains an affidavit of service part.
Another example of a five-day notice to quit that comes from Oklahoma. The letter gives notice that a tenant is in violation of their lease agreement for a reason of indebtedness.
This Texas 3-day notice for nonpayment of rent states the reason for the eviction (specifically - indebtedness) and has a “Certification of Delivery” part.
This is a five-day notice to pay rent or vacate premises from Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. It contains an excerpt from the landlord-tenant regulations on credit reporting and double rent.