A Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Vacateis a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for an “incurable” violation (i.e., one which the tenant isn’t allowed an opportunity to correct), such as causing substantial property damage. The tenant must move out within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving notice.
When To Use a Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Vacate
A Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:
Repeat violation within six (6) months of the same or substantially similar issue for which the tenant received a previous notice of noncompliance
Causing substantial property damage
Involvement in any criminal or illegal conduct on the premises
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 Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:
Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy
Fill in the full address of the rental premises
Provide updated/current address and phone number information
Print name and sign the notice
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 Vacate
Kentucky landlords may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:
Hand delivery to the other party
Hand delivery to a person of suitable age on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
Delivery by registered or certified mail
To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).