📝 How Do I Write an Eviction Notice?

Writing an eviction notice comes with its own hazards. Knowing what to include, where to start, and how to deliver the notice property can make anyone dizzy. Importantly, before sending an eviction notice, please consult your lease, state laws, and your legal representative. 

When can I write an eviction notice?

There are several reasons why you might need to begin writing an eviction notice: when tenants fail to pay rent, break the lease, damage the property, disturb other tenants, or use the property to conduct illegal activities.

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Why do I need an eviction notice?

Reality-court tv shows like Judge Judy, The People’s Court, and Judge Mathis have made millions from eviction proceedings gone wrong, so it’s best to be prepared in case either party has to or wants to go to court to enforce or fight the eviction. In either case, following the proper legal procedure with documented evidence is always the best practice when dealing with evicting a tenant.

Can I evict my tenant for not paying rent?

When writing a tenant eviction notice, make sure you have read your lease and state laws thoroughly. Importantly, give the proper amount of notice for an eviction.

If you have a lease that states rent must be paid by a certain date, they will be considered in violation of their contract. Typically, there are rules that enable you to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent, as long as you have a lease.

What do you write in an eviction notice?

It’s important that you leave no room for misunderstanding so be clear, concise, and specific. Once you’ve gathered all your documentation, it’s time to write a formal eviction notice.

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How long does the eviction process take?

Evicting tenants is hard, and landlords may find the process difficult. The process can range from 2 weeks to 2 months, depending on your state laws.

If you decide to evict a tenant

If an unfortunate case occurs where you do have to evict tenants, RentRedi may help you formalize the process. You can use its “Block Payments” and “Unlink Tenant” features. During instances such as an eviction, RentRedi’s all-in-one dashboard lets landlords block partial or complete rent payments from tenants. Then, you can unlink them from the unit once they vacate the premises.

*Please note that this is just an example and any legal written communication should be double-checked by legal representation. Before you begin any eviction proceedings, be sure that you are in compliance with your state’s laws. As always, please consult a lawyer for legal advice.