An Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate is an official eviction document delivered to the tenant for a lease violation, such as failing to comply with health/safety rules. The tenant has the option to correct the lease violation or move out within three (3) calendar days.
When to Use an Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate
Use a 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Idaho:
- If the tenant failed to comply with health/safety rules.
- If the tenant committed property damage.
- If the tenant refused to allow the landlord access to the rental unit.
- If the tenant violated the rules with too many occupants.
- If the tenant committed any other violations of the lease or property rules.
If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:
- 3 Day Notice to Quit -If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
- 3 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant committed waste, caused substantial property damage, is involved in drug activity or engaged in any other unlawful activity.
- 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant does not have a lease, has an expired lease or is on a periodic (i.e. month-to-month) lease, regardless of rent payment frequency.
How to Write an Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate
The Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form shall be completed as follows:
- Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
- Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
- Specify the rule or lease violation;
- Indicate how the tenant can remedy the breach;
- Enter the date and time when the violation must be cured by;
- Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
- Include the date the notice is served;
- Landlord prints and signs notice;
- Landlord includes address and phone number.
How to Serve an Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate
A landlord can deliver notices in Idaho using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
- Handing the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion at the property AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt;
- Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door, AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.
When sending the notice by certified or registered mail, add three (3) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.