Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

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 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 Vacate

The Kentucky 14 Day Notice to 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. Check the box to indicate the same breach or a similar breach of the lease;
  4. Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
  5. Enter the date the tenancy terminates;
  6. Include the date the notice is served;
  7. Landlord prints and signs notice;
  8. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve a Kentucky 14 Day Notice to 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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