Nebraska Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 24, 2021 by Elizabeth Souza

A Nebraska eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has 7 days to pay the rent or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in Nebraska.

Types of Nebraska Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own notice type. Some notices allow the tenant to fix (“cure”) the issue and continue the tenancy, while others simply state an amount of time to vacate by.

Grounds Time Curable?
Unpaid Rent 7-Day Yes
Lease Violation 3/14-Day Yes
Lease Termination 7/30-Day No
Illegal Activity 5-Day No

7-Day Notice to Pay (Nonpayment of Rent)

A landlord is allowed to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent on time.

According to Nebraska law, rent is considered late the day after it’s due; grace periods, if any, are addressed in the lease or rental agreement.

Once rent is past due, the landlord must provide tenants with a 7-Day Notice to Pay if the landlord wants to file an eviction action with the court. This notice gives the tenant the option to pay the past due amount in full within 7 days to avoid eviction.

If the tenant does not pay the rent due by the end of the notice period and remains on the property, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent should include the total amount of past-due rent owed and the fact that the tenant can pay past-due rent in full to avoid eviction.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

30-Day Notice to Cure or Vacate (Non-Compliance)

A tenant can be evicted in Nebraska if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease or rental agreement.

Nebraska landlords are required to allow tenants to correct a lease violation in these instances, and must provide tenants with a 30-Day Notice to Comply, giving the tenant 14 days to correct the issue.

If the issue is not corrected within the 14-day deadline, the tenant will need to move out at the end of the 30 days given in the Notice to Comply.

Typical lease violations under this category could include things like damaging the rental property, having too many people reside in the rental unit, and having a pet when there’s a no-pet policy.

Material health and safety violations are also included in this category, and may include letting trash pile up inside the rental unit, providing a harbor for rodents or bugs, or even things like damaging the electrical wiring in the rental unit.

Note that illegal activity is not included in this category.

If the tenant fails to correct the issue within the deadline and remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include:

  • The specific lease violation(s);
  • What the tenant can do to remedy the violation;
  • That the violation must be corrected within 14 days; and
  • The date the lease will terminate if the tenant doesn’t comply within the deadline.

Get the downloadable 30-Day Eviction Notice for Noncompliance form template below (.pdf direct link).

7/30-Day Lease Termination Notice (No Lease/ End of Lease)

In the state of Nebraska, if tenants “hold over,” or stay in the rental unit after the rental term has expired, then the landlord must give tenants notice before evicting them. This can include tenants without a written lease and week-to-week and month-to-month tenants.

Often this type of eviction applies to tenants who are at the end of their lease and the landlord doesn’t want to renew.

The amount of time required in the notice depends on the type of tenancy.

  • Week-to-Week – If rent is paid on a week-to-week basis, a landlord must provide the tenant with a 7-Day Notice to Quit.
  • Month-to-Month – If rent is paid on a month-to-month basis, a landlord must provide the tenant with a 30-Day Notice to Quit.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 7/30-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).

5-Day Notice to Quit (Illegal Activity)

Tenants who are involved in illegal activity must be given 5 days’ written notice before the landlord can proceed with an eviction action. Tenants in these instances do not have the opportunity to correct the issue to avoid eviction.

In Nebraska, illegal activity includes:

  • Physical assault or threat of physical assault;
  • Illegal use of or threat to use a firearm or other weapon;
  • Possession of a controlled substance;
  • Illegal sale of a controlled substance; and
  • Any other activity that would harm people/property on the rental premises.

If someone other than the tenant was involved in the illegal activity, and the tenant can show that they either filed a restraining order against the party responsible, or reported the activity to a law enforcement agency (or both), then the tenant may be able to avoid eviction.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The eviction notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 5-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity form template below (.pdf direct link).

What to Include in Nebraska Eviction Notices

The information required on an eviction notice in Nebraska varies based on the reason for the eviction and is addressed under each notice type below. However, it’s a good idea to ensure the notice includes:

  • The date the tenancy will terminate;
  • The reason for the eviction; and
  • The tenant’s name and contact information.

The landlord will also want to get the tenant’s signature confirming that they received the eviction notice, if the notice was hand-delivered.

Delivering Eviction Notices in Nebraska

In the state of Nebraska, landlords can deliver an eviction notice through one of the following methods:

  • Giving a copy to the tenant in person; and
  • Mailing a copy of the notice to the tenant.

Note that using certified mail is not required under Nebraska law.

Eviction Process in Nebraska

  1. An eviction notice is posted by the landlord to vacate or “cure” the issue.
  2. If the tenant does not vacate when required to do so, a complaint is filed by the landlord with the county court.
  3. A hearing is held and judgment is issued.
  4. If the motion is granted, a Writ of Restitution is posted at the property, giving final notice to the tenant to remove their belongings.
  5. Finally, the sheriff returns possession of the property to the landlord.

To learn more about the eviction process in Nebraska, click here.

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