Looking for a free printable eviction notice letter? This article can help you understand what information goes into a notice of eviction and how you can write one of your own.

Evictions are tricky affairs. Whether you’re a landlord or tenant, the process isn’t a particularly enjoyable one and requires you to be well-versed in local & state guidelines on how to properly address lease violations that result in an eviction.

Of particular importance is the notice a landlord gives a tenant that they are being evicted. In general, an eviction notice letter should be sent via certified mail to formally inform the tenant they are being evicted, how long they have to vacate the premises, and why they are being evicted.

Below, we offer a few steps you can take proactively to circumvent an eviction. However, if you have tried all available options, check out RentRedi’s free printable eviction notice letter at the bottom of this article to see an example of what you can write.

Know what’s required of you legally

Is your state landlord-friendly? How do renting laws require you to proceed with an eviction? 

When it comes to how to evict a tenant, you’ll want to ensure that you’re following the proper, legal eviction procedure. If you fail to understand and comply with your state’s landlord-tenant laws and you evict a tenant illegally, you can be subject to legal recourse and this can drain you financially. 

Additionally, the cost of an eviction can be expensive even if done correctly, so it’s hyper important to ensure you’re compliant with local landlord-tenant laws to avoid any unnecessary delays in the process.

Talk with your tenants

If you’re at the point of initiating the eviction process, you may want to speak with the tenant before sending an eviction notice letter.

When you sit down with your tenant to discuss a potential eviction, you might be able to work out a course of action that works for both you and your tenant to avoid an eviction process.

For example, if a tenant is behind on rent, you might be able to work out a rent payment deferment plan that enables the tenant to pay off back rent over a period of time to avoid being evicted.

Send a notice to cure or quit

A notice to “cure or quit” is a warning for the tenant to resolve any lease violations or leave the property.

For example, if speaking to your tenants directly doesn’t result in a resolution, a “cure or quit” notice can serve as a more formal notice to the tenant that they are in violation of their lease and need to rectify the situation before they are sent a formal eviction notice letter.

Send a formal eviction notice letter

If all else fails, it’s probably time to send an eviction notice letter.

As noted above, ensure that any formal notice of eviction complies with any landlord-tenant or Fair Housing laws you’re subject to. 

Free printable eviction notice letter

Below is an example of a free printable eviction notice letter you can use to draft your notice to vacate. As always, you should double-check any eviction notices with your legal counsel before formally sending.

EXAMPLE OF A FREE PRINTABLE EVICTION NOTICE LETTER

DATE

TENANT NAME

RENTAL PROPERTY ADDRESS

Dear {TENANT NAME},

You are hereby notified to vacate the premises at {RENTAL PROPERTY ADDRESS} by {DATE} and {TIME}.

The reason for this eviction notice letter is: {STATE THE REASON} which is in direct violation of your rental agreement, as noted below:

{INSERT THE LEASE AGREEMENT}.

As stated in the lease, violating this agreement is grounds for eviction. You are hereby notified to vacate {RENTAL PROPERTY ADDRESS} by {DATE and TIME}. Failure to do so will result in legal recourse & formal eviction proceedings in accordance with the state law.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

YOUR NAME

SIGNATURE

DATE

Note: This content is not intended to substitute, replace, or be construed as professional legal advice. It is for referential purposes only and not meant to replace the advice of your legal counsel, legal representation, and or lawyer. Please consult your professional legal representation or lawyer to ensure your eviction notice letter is compliant with any local, state, and/or federal laws.