Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate is an official eviction document for a curable breach of the lease, such as failing to comply with health/safety rules. The tenant has the ability to correct the lease violation or the tenant must vacate the premises within fourteen (14) calendar days.

When to Use a Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Use a 14 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Kentucky:

  • If the tenant failed to comply with health/safety rules.
  • If the tenant committed property damage.
  • If the tenant interfered with the peace and enjoyment of other persons.
  • If the tenant violated the rules with too many occupants.
  • 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:

  • 7 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • 14 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant committed substantially the same breach or a similar breach of the lease within six (6) months, committed illegal activity on the premises or caused substantial property damage.
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant or the landlord is ending a month-to-month lease. This letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly.

How to Write a Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

The Kentucky 14 Day 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 a Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

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

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Mailing the notice by registered or certified mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by registered or certified mail, add three (3) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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