Notice to Quit (Nonpayment of Rent)

Landlords are entitled to take legal action to protect their properties if tenants do not pay rent. The tenant must be given a notice of the problem and a reasonable chance to correct it or leave the property. Notice to Quit may be used when:

  • Rent is not paid on time.
  • The tenant abuse the property.
  • The tenant won't leave after the lease is up.
  • There is no lease and the landlord simply wants the tenant to leave.
  • The tenant creates a serious and continuing hazard at the property.


TO _________ (Renter's name),

Take notice that you are in default of your obligations under the lease, and your (month to month) lease of the herein described premises is hereby terminated at the expiration of [5, 10, 30] days after this notice is delivered to you. You are hereby required to quit and on said date deliver up to me the possession of the premises now held and occupied by you under such tenancy.

Said premises are known as:

_________________ (name of building, if any)

________________________( address )

__________(city, state, zip)

This is intended as a [5, 10, 30] day notice to quit, for the purpose of terminating your tenancy aforesaid.

Date: ____________________________

Landlord's Signature

Landlord's Printed Name