How to Write a Three-Day Eviction Notice

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Three-day eviction notices are usually issued when a renter fails to pay the rent on time. Notices are also sent when the tenant violates terms of his lease in some other way, such as having too many people living in the apartment. The eviction notice usually leads to the tenant paying the past due rent or correcting the lease violation. If that does not happen the landlord can continue with formal eviction. The three-day notice starts the legal process.

  • Review eviction laws in your state to confirm that the state allows three-day eviction notices. Check with your local sheriff's department or small claims court for information.

  • Obtain the standard three-day eviction form from the county clerk's office at the country courthouse.

  • Place the date at the top left of the letter about 12 lines from the top. Continue to follow the the form as you address the letter. List the full names of the tenants as they appear on the lease, along with their address.

  • In the first paragraph note that the tenant owes you a specific sum of money for unpaid rent, and as a result, you are demanding immediate payment. Or list the lease violation made by the tenant and demand immediate correction. Write that the tenant has three working days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, to pay the money in full, correct the lease violation or vacate the premises.

  • Indicate the date the three-day period expires by listing the month, date and year that payment is due before or proof of correction of the lease violation is presented. Give the tenant additional, specific instructions on reporting in writing about resolving lease violations.

  • Sign your name at the bottom with your printed name and title, such as landlord, below the signature. Also list your full address, including city and state. Add your phone number at the bottom.

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