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

Before beginning any eviction proceedings, please consult your lease, state laws, and your legal representative. 

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 best practice when dealing with evicting a tenant.

Writing the Eviction Notice

Once you’ve gathered all your documentation, it’s time to write a formal eviction notice. When evicting tenants, make sure you have read your lease and state laws thoroughly and have given the proper amount of eviction notice. Regardless, it’s important that you leave no room for misunderstanding so be CLEAR, be CONCISE, be SPECIFIC. 

example eviction notice

You can download our example eviction notice here.*

Evicting tenants is hard, and landlords may find the process difficult. If the unfortunate case occurs where you do have to evict tenants, RentRedi helps formalize the process by 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 and then 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.