A Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination letter written to end a week-to-week lease for tenants that fall under the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. The notice is provided to either party at least seven (7) calendar days before the termination date in the letter.
When to Use a Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant may use a Kentucky 7-Day Notice to Vacate to end a week-to-week lease. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent weekly. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will terminate within seven (7) calendar days for all locations that fall under the Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
How to Write a Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Vacate
For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:
- State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
- Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
- For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
- Sign the notice and print your name.
- For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.
Without this information on the notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.
How to Serve a Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Kentucky using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the other party in person;
- Handing the notice to a person who can accept the letter on behalf of the other party;
- 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.
Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
The following 4 counties and 15 cities have enacted the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA):
- Pulaski County
- Oldham County
- Louisville-Jefferson County
- Lexington-Fayette County
- Silver Grove
- Taylor Mill
If the property you are renting is not located in any of the cities or counties on the above list, then the Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act does not apply to you.
- 1 KY Rev Stat § 383.695
The landlord or the tenant may terminate a week-to-week tenancy by a written notice given to the other at least seven (7) days before the termination date specified in the notice.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
- 4 Kentucky Housing Laws/Lexington Fair Housing
The Kentucky Landlord/Tenant Act (officially known as the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act, or URLTA)– The Kentucky Landlord/Tenant Act only applies in: Pulaski County, Oldham County, Jefferson County, Fayette County, Barbourville, Bellevue, Bromley, Covington, Dayton, Florence, Georgetown, Ludlow, Melbourne, Newport, Silver Grove, Southgate, Shelbyville, Taylor Mill, and Woodlawn.Source Link