Following proper eviction notice procedure requires serving the tenant the required eviction notice form. The requirements of an eviction notice are stipulated by law and failure to supply a proper eviction notice will result in wasted time and a lengthy eviction process.
If, after being served an eviction notice, the tenant does not cure the default in the required time, the landlord can proceed to court. The court will then serve the tenant with a notice of the proceeding allowing him/her an opportunity to dispute the landlord's claim(s). If the tenant does not respond to this notice, the court will issue a default judgment and proceed with the eviction process. However, if the tenant responds, the court will consider his/her arguments before making a determination. An eviction notice served for nonpayment of rent is difficult to defend unless a tenant can prove the rent was paid prior to the expiration of the allotted time after being served the eviction notice.
A court order for eviction, which is different than the eviction notice served on the tenant prior to petitioning the court for eviction, is served by the sheriff. The eviction is not complete until the time contained in the court order expires. If the tenant has not moved out by that time the sheriff will remove his/her belongings. Only then can the landlord change the locks on the premises.
We supply the eviction notice forms required by law prior to evicting a tenant. These eviction notices must be served on the tenant prior to proceeding to court.
Generic landlord 30 day eviction notice form kit: includes 30 Day Pay Rent Or Quit, 30 Day Lease Violation Notice and Lease Termination / Vacate Notice. Use these forms to follow legal eviction procedures. 30 day eviction notice forms for rent and lease violation require Tenant to cure violations / defaults within thirty (30) days or return possession of premises.
By law, a tenant must be notified of a violation and provided a specified period of time to cure or rectify the violation. Minimal notification periods, which may be violation dependent, are mandated by state statute / eviction law. The 30 day notices contained within this kit would be appropriate in states allowing notice of 30 days or less. Proof of Service included for all forms within Eviction Notice Kits. Purchase 30 day notice form kits from the bottom of this page.
State Specific Eviction Notice Kits: If you are unsure of your state's eviction notice period, see our state-specific Eviction Notice Kits. Minimal state required notice and compliance times pre-inserted in Lease Violation and Pay Rent or Quit notices. State Specific Eviction Notice Kits include: (1) Demand For Compliance Or Possession, (2) Lease Violation Notice, (3) Pay Rent Or Quit Notice and (4) Lease Termination / Vacate Notice. Use menu above for state-specific eviction notices.
Note: The following form is generic and is recommended for use by attorneys or other legal professionals. For state-specific eviction notices with pre-inserted minimum compliance times, please see our state-specific Eviction Notices.