A Missouri 10 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for for a lease violation, such as allowing unauthorized occupants to reside at the premises. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action or move out within ten (10) calendar days of receiving notice.
When To Use a Missouri 10 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
A Missouri 10 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:
- Occupancy violations
- Failure to maintain the rental unit in a clean and sanitary manner
- Refusal to allow the landlord lawful access to the premises
- Disturbing the quiet enjoyment of neighbors
- Other lease violations
Some types of Missouri 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 Missouri 10 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or 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, and the corrective action(s) required to avoid termination
- 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 Missouri 10 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
Missouri landlords may deliver a Notice To Comply or Vacate using any of these methods:
- Hand delivery to the other party
- Hand delivery to a person at least age 18 on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
- Delivery by certified mail where the receiving party signs the return receipt
To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.