14 Day Eviction Notice Form

Last Updated: February 12, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A 14 Day Eviction Notice Form schedules the termination of a tenancy by giving 14 days of advance notice before the tenant must move out.

Depending on the state and the specific rental situation, it may apply to “curable” situations (ones where the tenant can avoid termination through appropriate corrective action), like minor lease violations or nonpayment of rent. In some other situations, like terminating a month-to-month tenancy or evicting for illegal activity, the tenant cannot avoid termination and must move out.

14 Day Eviction Notices by State

This chart indicates which states use 14-day eviction notices, the situations which apply to this type of notice, and whether the tenant can “cure” the situation to avoid termination:

State Terminates What Kind of Tenancy?
Ability to Cure?
Alaska Week-to-week No
Arkansas Tenancy in noncompliance Yes
Illinois Tenancy in noncompliance Yes (for Chicago ONLY)
Kentucky Tenancy in noncompliance If curable, must be corrected within 15 days
Maryland Tenancy threatening imminent harm No
Massachusetts Tenancy with nonpayment of rent Yes
Minnesota At-will tenancy with nonpayment of rent No
Mississippi Tenancy in noncompliance Yes (unless 2nd violation within 6 months)
Montana 1) Tenancy in noncompliance other than property damage or unauthorized pets/people

2) Tenancy with material health or safety violation

1) Yes

2) Yes

Nebraska Repeat lease violation within 6 months of initial noncompliance No
New York Tenancy with nonpayment of rent Yes
South Carolina 1) Tenancy in noncompliance

2) Tenancy with health or safety violation

1) Yes

2) Yes

Tennessee 1) Tenancy in noncompliance (1st violation)

2) Tenancy with nonpayment of rent (1st violation)

1) Yes

2) Yes

Vermont 1) Tenancy engaged in illegal activity

2) Tenancy with nonpayment of rent

1) No

2) Yes

Washington Tenancy with nonpayment of rent Yes
Wisconsin Tenancy in noncompliance IF at-will OR on a written lease but committing a 2nd violation within 12 months No

Common Uses of a 14 Day Eviction Notice

These are most common situations for a 14 Day Eviction Notice to terminate a tenancy:

  • Nonpayment of rent
  • Tenancy in noncompliance
  • Illegal activity
  • General termination of tenancy

Nonpayment of Rent

An eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent explains that the tenant has left some or all of the rent unpaid and will need to move out within a certain number of days. In most (but not all) states, the tenant may pay the balance due before the specified date, avoiding termination and eviction.

If the tenant does not pay the past due amount, or lives in a state where the landlord does not have to accept payment, then the landlord can proceed with the eviction process if the notice period expires and the tenant still hasn’t moved out.

Tenancy in Noncompliance

An eviction notice form for a tenancy in noncompliance explains that the tenant has violated a term of the rental agreement, or a local law. This might be for relatively minor issues like having a pet in the rental unit against regulations or parking in an unauthorized area, but can also apply to more serious situations like causing property damage.

Depending on the state and the issue, the situation may or may not be “curable.” A curable situation is one where the tenant can take appropriate corrective action by a specified deadline in order to avoid termination and eviction. If the tenant is not allowed to cure, or fails to cure by the deadline, the tenant must move out or face court eviction.

Illegal Activity

An eviction notice form for illegal activity explains that the tenant will be evicted for their involvement in some type of illegal act.

Since criminal acts are not something which the tenant can undo through corrective action, tenants generally can’t avoid being evicted for illegal activity. Some states will, however, halt an eviction if the tenant can prove their unawareness and lack of involvement in the illegal activity.

Termination of Tenancy

When a landlord wants to end a tenancy, in particular a periodic tenancy like month-to-month, the landlord must give notice in order to terminate the rental obligations. This may also include rental situations without a written lease, and/or “at-will” tenancies.

With this type of notice, typically the tenant has done nothing wrong, and the landlord simply doesn’t want to renew the lease/rental agreement for whatever reason.