A 7-day notice is a legal document served by a landlord on the tenant, informing about a violation made by the latter. The notice allows the tenant to fix the infraction within a certain period of days, failing which the landlord may proceed with the eviction.
Usually, the notice to quit is sent for non-payment of rent, lease violation, or illegal activities at the leased premises. The landlord must send the notice as soon as the due date passes or once they become aware of the violations or illegal activities happening at the premises. The notice can only be sent for past violations or past dues and cannot be sent for payments that have not become due yet.
A seven-day notice is allowed under the state laws of Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and North Carolina.
You can use FormsPal’s customizable and easy-to-understand eviction notice template can by filling in the following information.
Here, the notice period is seven days. Enter the number “7” in all blanks where “_ Day Notice” is written.
Enter the date of the notice. This date is very important as the period of seven days will be calculated from the next day. This period does not include weekends and public holidays.
All the details mentioned below should be consistent with the information provided in the original agreement.
Ground and the Follow-up Action
If the reason for sending the 7-day quit form is the conduct of illegal activities by the tenant, select the first option. Mention what illegal activity has been taking place; you can also mention how you came to know about the same and what kind of proof you have.
In the next part relating to follow-up action, again select the first option and demand eviction of the tenant within a fixed number of days.
If the reason is a violation of rental terms, briefly describe the violation and refer to the rental terms prohibiting it. For example, if there’s a violation of the “no pets policy” mentioned in the agreement in clause 6, refer to clause 6.
The next part relating to the follow-up action mentions how and when the tenant should address the violation.
If the reason is non-payment of rent by the tenant, mention the past due date, the total amount due, and the late rent fees, if applicable.
The following part relating to the follow-up action again mentions the total amount due and the fixed date by which the dues should be cleared.
Eviction Notice Service Details
Enter all the relevant details relating to the service of the eviction notice. If the 7-day eviction notice is being sent on behalf of the landlord, mention the authorized agent details. Then, select the mode of delivery of the notice to quit and enter the name and details of all the persons to whom the notice to quit is being sent. The final step includes signing the quit form, entering the state and county name, and getting the form notarized as per the state laws.
After the eviction notice is delivered and the tenant makes full payment, the landlord will have to accept the same, and eviction cannot continue. If the tenant makes an incomplete payment, then the landlord may either accept or decline at their own discretion.
Once accepted, even incomplete payment made by the tenant will be considered as partial compliance with the eviction notice, and the landlord may not be able to ask for a vacation of leased premises.
Similarly, for violations of the agreement, if the tenant cures the defect within seven days, then a demand to vacate cannot be made. However, if no or partial compliance is made, court action can be taken at the landlord’s discretion.
If the tenant does comply, an “unlawful detainer” lawsuit may be filed with the court.