Free Eviction Notice Templates – Notice to Quit | PDF and Word

Below a landlord may download eviction notices, also known as “notices to pay or quit”, that are required when submitting to a tenant when rent is late, there is non-compliance according to the lease or notice to vacate. This type of document, typically referred to as a ‘notice to quit’, allows the lessee a time-frame when they may be able to pay all late rent (sometimes including penalties) before a specific date or else they have to move-out. If the tenant remains on the premises past the date specified in the notice and has not paid the landlord, they are committing an ‘unlawful detainer and the landlord may pursue the State process for eviction.

Notice Periods – It is imperative that with any eviction notice written that the laws are viewed in your State so that you can accurately input the correct number (#) of days for notice.

3 Eviction Types

Notice to Pay or Quit Rent – Sent to the tenant when rent is late. Some States have “grace periods” so it is always best to check to see when this form may be serviced. If the rent is not paid, including all late fees, by the end of the notice period then the tenant will be in illegal possession of the property and will be required to vacate immediately.

Notice to Comply or Quit – Given when the tenant has made a lease violation other than rent. This is most commonly used as a noise complaint and the landlord can request that if the violation is not cured within the suggested time-frame then the lease will become terminated.

Lease Termination Letter (for a Month to Month Lease only) – Use this to terminate a tenancy at will in accordance wit the laws in the respective State.

By State

How to Write (Notice to Pay or Quit Rent)

Step 1 – Check the laws in your State to see how much time to give the tenant. Once that is complete you can download the eviction notice in either Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.docx) and begin to fill-in.

Step 2 – Enter the name of the person(s) to whom the notice shall be delivered

Step 3 – Premises – Complete the following:

  • City of location of the premises to be quit or vacated
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Street address
  • AND
  • Enter the date in which the lease was signed in dd/m/yy format
  • Provide the state name
  • Enter the number of days that the tenant has to vacate
  • AND
  • Enter the name of the person to whom any funds owed should be paid
  • Provide the amount to be paid
  • Enter the following –
  • Amount owed
  • Due from date in mm/dd/yy format to mm/dd/yy format

Step 4 – Forfeiture of Lease –

  • Landlord should carefully review the information in this section
  • Landlord or Agent’s Signature

Step 5 – Certificate of Service –

  • This section shall be reserved for whomever serves the document to the tenant
  • Server must enter the date of service in dd/m/yy format and the name of the person who accepted the document
  • Check the box indicating the method of service
  • Signature of server

How to Write (Notice to Comply or Quit)

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.docx).

Step 2 – Landlord or Agent must submit the name of the person(s) to whom the notice would be delivered

Step 3 – Premises – Complete the following:

  • City of location of the premises in which the tenant(s) must comply or be vacated
  • County
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Street address
  • Apartment number if any
  • AND
  • Enter the state in which the premises is situated
  • Submit the days after service of the document that the tenant(s) have to comply or vacate
  • Describe the violation to be remedied

Step 4 – Forfeiture of Lease –

  • Landlord should carefully review the information in this section
  • Landlord or Agent’s Signature

Step 5 – Certificate of Service –

  • This section shall be reserved for whomever serves the document to the tenant
  • Server must enter the date of service in dd/m/yy format and the name of the person who accepted the document at the time of service
  • Check the box indicating the method of service that was used to deliver the document
  • Signature of server
Notice to Comply or Quit (Lease Violation) Adobe PDF - Microsoft Word (.doc)

Notice to Comply or Quit (Lease Violation) Adobe PDFMicrosoft Word (.docx)

How to Write (Lease Termination Letter

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.docx).

Step 2 – Landlord or Tenant Written Notification –

  • Select and check the box that indicates who is providing service of termination
  • Once selected, enter:
  • The date of the execution of the document in dd/m/yy format
  • Submit the selected date of termination of the lease in dd/m/yy format
  • Enter the number of days from the next payment date

Step 3 – Security Deposit – Enter the following information for which the security deposit may be returned after the final inspection:

  • Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code

Step 4 – Move Out Information –

  • The parties must agree on a final walk through inspection date
  • Tenant(s) must arrange to have utilities discontinued or moved to a new location
  • If the landlord prefers to return services to their account it is the responsibility of the landlord to inform the tenant

Step 5 – Signature –

  • Signature and printed name of the party to provide service of the document

Step 6 – Certificate of Service –

  • This section shall be reserved foe the individual serving the document to the tenant
  • Process server must enter the date of service in dd/m/yy format as well, the name of the person who accepts the document
  • Check the box indicating the method of service that was used to successfully deliver the document
  • Signature of process server
Lease Termination Letter for Month to Month Tenancy (Adobe PDF - Microsoft Word (.doc))

Lease Termination Letter for Month to Month Tenancy (Adobe PDFMicrosoft Word (.docx))

Notice Periods by State

Alabama

  • Late Rent: 7 days
  • Non-Compliance: 7 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Alaska

  • Late Rent: 7 days
  • Non-Compliance: 10 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Arizona

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 10 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Arkansas

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 14 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

California

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days for tenancies under a year, and 60 days if the tenant has been on the property for a year or more.

Colorado

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Connecticut

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Delaware

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 7 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 60 days

Florida

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 7 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 15 days

Georgia

  • Late Rent: Immediate (No State law)
  • Non-Compliance: Immediate (No State law)
  • Month to Month Termination: Landlords must give 60 days while tenants must only have to give 30 days

Hawaii

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 10 days
  • Month to Month Termination: Landlords must give at least 45 days’ notice while tenants must grant at least 28 days.

Idaho

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 10 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Illinois

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 10
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Indiana

  • Late Rent: 10 days
  • Non-Compliance: No laws
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Iowa

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 7 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Kansas

  • Late Rent: 3 days if tenancy is less 3 months. 10 days if tenancy is 3 months or longer.
  • Non-Compliance: 14 days for the tenant to “cure” the issue and 30 days to vacate if the violation has not been cured. If it is the tenant’s second (2nd) violation in the last 6-months then the landlord has the right to terminate the lease with 14 days notice.
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Kentucky

  • Late Rent: 7 days
  • Non-Compliance: 15 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Louisiana

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 5 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 10 days

Maine

  • Late Rent: 7 days
  • Non-Compliance: 7 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Maryland

  • Late Rent: Immediate (No State laws)
  • Non-Compliance: 30 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Massachusetts

  • Late Rent: 14 days
  • Non-Compliance: 30 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Michigan

  • Late Rent: 7 days
  • Non-Compliance: 7 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Minnesota

  • Late Rent: 14 days
  • Non-Compliance: Immediate (No Statutes)
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Mississippi

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 30 days (if it is the 2nd occurrence of the same violation within 6-months the landlord has the option to cancel the lease agreement by providing at least 14 days notice).
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Missouri

  • Late Rent: Immediate (No State law)
  • Non-Compliance: 10 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Montana

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Nebraska

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 14 days to cure. If not cured, then the lease cancels within 30 days. If the non-compliance occurs at least twice in the previous 6-months then the landlord may also terminate the lease with 14 days’ notice.
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Nevada

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 5 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

New Hampshire

  • Late Rent: 7 days
  • Non-Compliance: 30 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

New Jersey

  • Late Rent: 30 days
  • Non-Compliance: 30 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

New Mexico

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 7 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

New York

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 10 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

North Carolina

  • Late Rent: 10 days
  • Non-Compliance: Immediate
  • Month to Month Termination: 7 days

North Dakota

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Ohio

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Oklahoma

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Oregon

  • Late Rent: 6 days
  • Non-Compliance: 14 days. If the tenant has committed the same act within the last 6-months then the landlord has the option to void the lease agreement and force the tenant to leave within 10 days.
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Pennsylvania

  • Late Rent: 10 days
  • Non-Compliance: 15 days for tenants that have been on the premises for a year of less and 30 days for tenants that have been on the property for more than 1-year.
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Rhode Island

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 20 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

South Carolina

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 14 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

South Dakota

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: “Reasonable Time”
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Tennessee

  • Late Rent: 14 days
  • Non-Compliance: 30 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Texas

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Utah

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 15 days

Vermont

  • Late Rent: 14 days
  • Non-Compliance: 30 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 60 days

Virginia

  • Late Rent: 5 days
  • Non-Compliance: 30 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Washington

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 10 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 20 days

West Virginia

  • Late Rent: No State law
  • Non-Compliance: No State law
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days

Wisconsin

  • Late Rent & Non-Compliance: 5 days leases of a year or less, 30 days if more than a year. If the tenant has violated the lease (late rent or violation) of the same type in the last 12-months then the landlord can terminate the lease with at least fourteen (14) days’ notice.
  • Month to Month Termination: 28 days

Wyoming

  • Late Rent: 3 days
  • Non-Compliance: 3 days
  • Month to Month Termination: 30 days