Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: March 29, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for a “curable” breach of the lease (i.e., one which the tenant is allowed an opportunity to correct), such as failing to comply with health and safety rules. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action or move out within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving notice.

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

A Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Failure to comply with health and safety rules
  • Causing property damage
  • Interference with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors
  • Occupancy violation
  • Other violations of the lease

Some types of Kentucky lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

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

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and the corrective action(s) necessary to avoid termination
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve a Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Kentucky law only specifies methods for serving notice in the state Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA). Where the URLTA does not apply, landlords may deliver a written Notice To Vacate by any method that results in actual notice to the tenant. The notice delivery methods required by the URLTA will be legally sufficient anywhere in the state:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. Delivery by registered or certified mail to the tenant’s address of record (or otherwise last known address)

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

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.