Kentucky Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Kentucky lease termination notice form is an official legal document provided to either the tenant or the landlord informing them that the tenancy is ending. If rent is paid monthly, then at least 30 days notice must be provided before the tenancy can end.

Types of Kentucky Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
7 Day Notice to Vacate Weekly
30 Day Notice to Vacate Monthly
10 Day Notice to Vacate Expired

Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Kentucky 7 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination letter written to end a week-to-week tenancy or for tenants that have no lease that pay rent weekly. This letter is used in locations that have adopted the Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. The notice is provided to either party at least seven (7) calendar days before the termination date set forth in the letter.

Kentucky 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Kentucky 30 Day Notice to Vacate form is a legal letter used to end a month-to-month lease or a tenancy at will. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly. The letter may be delivered by either party at least thirty (30) calendar days before the end of the following rental period.

Kentucky 10 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Kentucky 10 Day Notice to Vacate form is a legal letter written by either party to terminate a tenancy after the written lease expires. This legal letter is used in cities and counties that have enacted the Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. This notice is provided at least ten (10) calendar days before the end date specified in the letter.

How to Write a Lease Termination Notice in Kentucky

For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. 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 lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Calculate Expiration Date in Kentucky

If the landlord or tenant is terminating a week-to-week lease, either party is required to provide notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the termination date.

If the notice is for ending a month-to-month tenancy, the notice shall be provided to either party at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the end of the following rental period.

In locations that have not adopted the Kentucky Uniform Landlord and Tenant Act, a 30 Day Notice to Vacate may be delivered by either party at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.

If the written lease has expired, either party may deliver a 10 Day Notice to Vacate to terminate the tenancy at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the end date specified in the notice.

How to Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Kentucky

A landlord or tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Kentucky using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the other party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person who can accept the letter on behalf of the other party;
  3. Mailing the notice by registered or certified mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice electronically or 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):

Counties:

  • Pulaski County
  • Oldham County
  • Louisville-Jefferson County
  • Lexington-Fayette County

Cities:

  • Barbourville
  • Bellevue
  • Bromley
  • Covington
  • Dayton
  • Florence
  • Georgetown
  • Ludlow
  • Melbourne
  • Newport
  • Silver Grove
  • Southgate
  • Shelbyville
  • Taylor Mill
  • Woodlawn

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.

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