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14 Day Notice to Quit (step one)

A 14 day notice to quit is used to terminate tenancy due to non-payment of rent.  This notice takes effect from the date the tenant receives the notice.  Once this time frame has expired, and the tenant has not satisfied the amount due, you are able to move onto the next step in the eviction process.

With a 14 day notice to quit, tenants have the right to satisfy the arrearage of rent. Tenants at will have different rights versus a tenant under lease.

A tenant at will has 10 days from when the notice was received to pay in full the amount that is owed.  If it is the tenant’s second 14 day notice to quit within the last 12 calendar months, they do not have the right to satisfy.

A tenant under lease has up until the answer date to pay all of the rent owed, interest on the amount owed, plus all filing fees/court fees.

The type of tenancy you have, and the language contained in your lease, will determine the specific language needed in your 14 day notice to quit.

The 14 day notice to quit should include: 



·       Landlord’s name(s),

·       Address,

·       Landlord’s contact information

·       Tenant’s name(s),

·       Address,

·       Amount owed,  

·       Months owed

·       Rent amount per month.

·       You should also add “any and all other occupants” to the list of tenants.

Once the notice is completed a Constables will effectuate service upon your tenant.  Although service is not required to be in-hand to the tenant, We make every effort to serve that tenant in-hand.  If the tenant is not served in-hand then a copy is left at the last and usual place of abode and a true attested copy is also mailed to tenant’s address.

Once service is completed, our office will provide a Return of Service that will state the date, time, and manner in which the tenant was served.  The proof of Service is either mailed to the landlord or other arrangements are made to provide the landlord with the proof of service. Please check your lease for specific language and notice requirements as all leases are not the same.