A Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Vacate is an eviction document delivered to the tenant for an incurable breach, such as committing substantial property damage or a repeat lease violation within six (6) months . There is no option to cure and the tenant must vacate the premises within fourteen (14) calendar days.
When to Use a Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Vacate
Use a 14 Day Notice to Vacate to begin the eviction process in Kentucky:
- If the tenant received a prior notice of noncompliance for the same or a similar breach of the lease that recurs within six (6) months.
- If the tenant committed substantial property damage.
- If the tenant is involved in any criminal or illegal conduct on the premises.
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 Comply or Vacate – If the tenant failed to comply with health/safety rules, violated rules with too many occupants at the premises or any other violations of the lease or property rule.
- 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant or the landlord is terminating a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year 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 Vacate
The Kentucky 14 Day Notice to 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;
- Check the box to indicate the same breach or a similar breach of the lease;
- Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
- Enter the date the tenancy terminates;
- Include the date the notice is served;
- Landlord prints name and signs notice;
- Landlord includes address and phone number.
How to Serve a Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord can deliver notices in Kentucky using either of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
- 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.
- 1 KY Rev Stat § 383.660
If substantially the same act or omission which constituted a prior noncompliance of which notice was given recurs within six (6) months, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement upon at least fourteen (14) days’ written notice specifying the breach and the date of termination of the rental agreement.Source Link
- 2 KY Rev Stat § 383.605
83.605 Tenant’s maintenance obligations. A tenant shall:(1) Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety;(2) Keep that part of the premises that he occupies and uses as clean and safe as the condition of the premises permit; (3) Dispose from his dwelling unit all ashes, garbage, rubbish, and other waste in a clean and safe manner;(4) Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant as clean as their condition permits;(5) Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances including elevators in the premises;(6) Not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so; and(7) Conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with his consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises.Source Link
- 3 Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure (CR) Rule 4.01-4.04
Service shall be made upon an individual within this Commonwealth, other than an unmarried infant or person of unsound mind, by delivering a copy of the summons and of the complaint (or other initiating document) to him personally or, if acceptance is refused by offering personal delivery to such person, or by delivering a copy of the summons and of the complaint (or other initiating document) to an agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process for such individual or by certified/registered mail.Source Link
- 4 Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure (CR) Rule 6.05
Whenever a party has the right or is required to do some act or take some proceedings within a prescribed period after the service of a notice or other paper upon him and the notice or paper is served upon him by mail or electronic service, 3 days shall be added to the prescribed period. This provision shall not apply to the service of summons by mail under Rule 4.01(1)(a).Source Link