When a tenant does not pay rent on the due date or violates certain terms of the rental agreement, the landlord may use a 14-day eviction notice to warn the tenant. The notice will require the tenant to cure the situation as per the terms mentioned in the document. If not cited, the landlord may then proceed with the official eviction process.
Such a notice can be sent for pending rental dues, lease violations, and even illegal activities such as drug dealings conducted at the leased premises. The form must be sent as soon as the due date passes or the violations come to the landlord’s knowledge.
The states that require a 14-day eviction notice to be served are Arkansas, California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
FormsPal’s easy to use and understand eviction notice template can be filled out by following these simple steps:
Enter the Notice Period and Date
Throughout the document, enter “14” at all places where “_ Day Notice” is mentioned.
The 14-day period will be counted from the day following the notice date. Public holidays and weekends will not be included in the period.
Enter Party Details
Enter the full names of the landlord and tenant. The names should be written the same way they have are in the lease agreement between the two parties.
Enter Lease Details
Indicate the date of the original lease agreement document. If you cannot remember it, make sure to check the original copy.
Select and Explain the Reason
If the 14-day notice to quit is being sent for conducting illegal activities at the leased premises, select the first option. Mention, in brief, the related details, including the kind of illegal activities carried out, dates, and how you became aware of the incident.
If the notice to vacate is being given for violations of the rent agreement, select the second box. Enter the relevant details, including the points from the agreement that have been breached. For example, if some alterations to the property have been made in violation of clause 10 of the agreement, then clause 10 should be mentioned in the notice.
If this notice to quit is being sent for non-payment of rent, select the third option. Specify the total rental dues and the passed date of payment. If there are any late fees for missing rent payment, add the same.
Select the Follow-up Action + Cure
Based on the reasons for sending the 14-day eviction notice to the tenant, select the follow-up action.
If it relates to the conduct of illegal activities, select the first option. State the number of days within which the tenant should vacate the premises.
If it relates to a breach of the lease agreement terms, select the second option. Specify how and by what date the tenant must solve the issue.
If it relates to non-payment of rent, select the third option. Mention the pending rent amount and the latest date by which this payment must be cleared by the tenant.
However, for all the three options provided in the document, the time period cannot be shorter than 14 days in this notice.
Enter the Document Service Details
In the last part of the document, enter all the details related to the service of the document. Enter the landlord’s name, and if an authorized representative is sending it, mention their full name. Select the mode of delivery of the document and get it notarized if required by your local laws.
After the delivery, if the tenant fully complies and makes full payment of the rental dues, the landlord must accept it, and any eviction proceedings are canceled. If the tenant attempts partial payment, it is up to the lessor to accept or decline the offer. If accepted, it will be regarded as partial compliance with the 14-day notice to quit, and eviction will not be possible.
Similarly, if the tenant fully addresses the violation of the lease contract, he or she cannot be made to vacate the property. However, it is also the landlord’s discretion to accept or reject any partial compliance efforts.
If the tenant fails to vacate after conducting illegal activities or does not follow the requirements of the notice, the landlord can take legal action by filing an “unlawful detainer” lawsuit.