A Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Quit is a legal eviction letter written by the landlord and served to the tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant has the option to pay the balance due or vacate the premises within seven (7) calendar days.
When to Use a Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Quit
Use a 7 Day Notice to Quit to begin the eviction process in Kentucky if the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
If the above is not true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:
- 14 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant failed to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner, violated rules with too many occupants at the premises or any other violations of the lease.
- 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 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 7 Day Notice to Quit
The Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Quit form shall be completed as follows:
- Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
- Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
- Enter the amount of rent due and the date it became due;
- Include the total amount to be paid;
- Explain where the total amount due should be paid;
- The date the total amount is due or the date the tenant must vacate the premises;
- Include the date the notice is served;
- Landlord prints name and signs notice;
- Landlord includes address and phone number.
How to Serve a Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Quit
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 rent is unpaid when due and the tenant fails to pay rent within seven (7) days after written notice by the landlord of nonpayment and his intention to terminate the rental agreement if the rent is not paid within that period, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement.Source Link
- 2 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
- 3 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