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A Delaware eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent 5 in Delaware or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Delaware.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Delaware Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The tenant(s) full name
  • The address of the rental property
  • The landlord’s signature
  • Date of the notice

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Delaware, a landlord must generally provide tenants with a written notice before proceeding with the eviction process. When a landlord seeks to reclaim possession of a rental property, he/she is required to provide the tenant with a written notice in one of a variety of ways. A Delaware eviction notice may be served by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Certified or registered mail
  • Being left with another adult at the rental property
  • By posting at the property door so long as a copy of the notice is also mailed to the tenant through registered or certified mail

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – Delaware’s 5 Day Notice to Quit

When a Delaware landlord seeks to regain possession of a rental property due to his/her tenant’s failure to pay rent, he/she must first provide the tenant with a written 5 Day Notice to Quit. This notice must provide the tenant with 5 days to pay the outstanding rent.

Along with the information required on all Delaware notices, this notice must include:

  • A statement indicating the amount of outstanding rent
  • A statement indicating the date upon which the tenant must pay rent or vacate the property
  • A statement indicating that the landlord may pursue the eviction process if the tenant fails to pay his/her outstanding rent or vacate the property

Get the downloadable 5-Day Notice to Pay Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

Eviction Notice for Violation of Lease Agreement – Delaware’s 7 Day Notice to Quit for Non-compliance

When a Delaware tenant violates terms of the written lease, a landlord may proceed by sending the tenant a written 7 Day Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance. If the tenant commits a violation for a second time in a year, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process without providing written notice to the tenant.

Along with the information required on all Delaware notices, this notice must include:

  • A statement indicating the violation of the written lease
  • A statement identifying the date of the written lease
  • A statement indicating the date upon which the tenant must have remedied the violation
  • A statement indicating how the tenant can remedy the situation leading the landlord to seek to reclaim the rental property
  • A statement informing the tenant that the landlord may proceed with the eviction process if the tenant fails to remedy the situation or vacate the property within the given time

Get the downloadable 7-Day Notice to Quit for Non-compliance form template below (.pdf direct link).

Lease Termination Notice for “At-Will” Tenants – Delaware’s Lease Termination Letter

When a Delaware landlord seeks to regain possession of a property from an “at-will” tenant, he/she must first provide the tenant with a minimum 60 Day Notice to Quit.

Along with the information required on all Delaware notices, this notice must include:

  • A statement indicating the date upon which the tenancy will terminate
  • A statement informing the tenant(s) that the landlord may proceed with the eviction process if the tenant remains on the property after the date indicated

Get the downloadable Lease Termination Letter form template below (.pdf direct link).


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