Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Quit

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

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 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 7 Day Notice to Qui

The Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Quit 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. Enter the amount of rent due and the date it became due;
  4. Include the total amount to be paid;
  5. Explain where the total amount due should be paid;
  6. The date the total amount is due or the date the tenant must vacate the premises;
  7. Include the date the notice is served;
  8. Landlord prints and signs notice;
  9. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve a Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Quit

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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