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    Eviction Notice

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    The US eviction notice is an eviction letter from the landlord asking a tenant to address a violation of a rental or lease agreement or vacate the premises on or before a stipulated date. If the tenant fails to comply with the terms of the notice, the landlord can then file a forcible detainer in court to evict the tenant. Use this eviction notice template to terminate the lease or rent agreement without conflicts from both parties. Edit this legal sample in a few clicks, download it in PDF, and submit it where necessary.
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    The US eviction notice form is an eviction letter from the landlord asking a tenant to address a violation of a rental or lease agreement or to vacate the premises on or before a stipulated date. If the tenant fails to comply with the terms of the notice, the landlord can then file a forcible detainer in court to evict the tenant. 

    In other instances, the tenancy agreement between the landlord and the tenant is not for a fixed term but is, rather, month to month. In such a case, the landlord can legally issue an eviction notice even if the tenant is not in violation of the agreement. 

    There are two main types of eviction letters based on the circumstances and the nature of the underlying agreement. 

    1. Eviction notice of termination for cause

    If a tenant violates any aspect of a lease or rent agreement, the landlord should send a landlord eviction notice of termination for cause. There are three main types of termination notice with cause, depending on the infraction: 

    - Pay Rent or Quit/Pay or Vacate Notices — As the name suggests, pay rent or quit is an eviction notice letter sent to renters who are not up to date with their rent payments. The notice gives the tenant a time limit for paying the rent arrears before the landlord files an eviction lawsuit. 
    - Cure or Quit Notices — Send a cure or quit notice to tenants who violate a portion of the rent or lease agreement, such as a no-pet clause or cleanliness standards. The notice specifies the time given to the tenant to rectify the error. Failure to cure the problem will permit the landlord to evict the tenant. 
    - Unconditional Quit Notices — The harshest of these notices, an unconditional quit notice, is usually sent to a tenant who has a pattern of violating the agreement’s terms.

    Other reasons for unconditional notices include if the tenant has: 

    - Engaged in dangerous or illegal activity on the premise;
    - Caused significant damage to the property;
    - Is regularly late with rent payments; and
    - Has violated a substantial clause of the rent or lease agreement.


    2. Eviction notice of termination without cause

    If you didn’t enter into a fixed-term lease with a tenant, you might ask him or her to quit the property even without violating any aspect of the rent or lease agreement. In such circumstances, states require that the landlord give either a 30- or 60-day notice period. 

    The eviction notice should capture the circumstances surrounding the eviction. It should outline how the tenant violated the lease and how the tenant can remedy the situation, depending on its nature. Information to include in the eviction letter template contains the following:

    - Date of the notice — Date the lease termination notice. Ensure that the date of the notice is the same as the date of service so that the tenant can count the exact days that make the notice period. 
    - Name(s) of the tenant(s) — Give the legal names of the tenant or tenants. The name in the notice should match the tenant’s name on the tenancy agreement. 
    - The property’s address — Indicate the property’s address, including the name of the building, apartment unit, city, state, and ZIP code, as applicable. 
    - Reason for the eviction — Give the reason or reasons for eviction. For a cause termination notice, the reason should be a direct violation of the rent or lease agreement. For a without-cause eviction, indicate the date when the tenancy agreement will end. 
    - Notice duration and date when the tenant must comply — Provide the date and time given for compliance. State the exact date when the tenancy ends, if the tenant fails to comply with the notice demands. 
    - Name and signature of the landlord or property manager — Indicate the landlord or property manager’s name again to reflect the details in the lease agreement. 

    There are many scenarios in which a tenant may have trouble making the agreed rent payments, but after taking reasonable steps to remedy the situation, a landlord may need to take legal action to protect his or her asset and livelihood. A landlord must know how to write an eviction notice paper and use it to terminate a rental or lease agreement, then remove a tenant from his or her property. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I do after serving an eviction notice?

    After serving an eviction notice, give the tenant time to resolve the lease agreement violation. The time allowed should be according to the exact number of days indicated in the notice. If the tenant does not move out or correct the offense, the landlord can institute a forcible detainer in a court that has jurisdiction.

    Do I have to hire an attorney to evict someone?

    States have a standard process for eviction to expedite the removal of a tenant violating a rent agreement. You do not have to hire an attorney to evict someone. However, if you have never evicted someone before, you may want to consider working with an attorney. A renter may rely on legal technicalities to trample on the eviction.

    Is it legal to give a three-day eviction notice?

    A three-day notice of eviction is legal. However, a judge can only issue this notice after the formal eviction notice is issued and the landlord shows that sufficient time was given to comply with the notice or move out.