Indiana Notice to Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Indiana Notice to Comply or Vacate is an eviction document delivered to tenants for a curable breach of the lease, such as causing property damage. The tenant has the option to cure the violation in a reasonable amount of time or move out by the date set forth by the landlord.

When to Use an Indiana Notice to Comply or Vacate

Use a Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Indiana:

  • If the tenant failed to comply with health/safety rules.
  • If the tenant damaged the property or caused other physical damage.
  • If the tenant committed any other violations of the lease.

If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 10 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • 45 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant committed a nuisance on the premises.
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant or the landlord is ending a monthly lease. This notice may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write an Indiana Notice to Comply or Vacate

The Indiana Notice to Comply or Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Specify the rule or lease violation;
  4. Indicate how the tenant can remedy the breach;
  5. Enter the date and time when the violation must be cured by;
  6. Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
  7. Include the date the notice is served;
  8. Landlord prints and signs notice;
  9. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve an Indiana Notice to Comply or Vacate

A landlord can deliver notices in Indiana using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. 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;
  3. 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) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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