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A New York eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (14 in New York) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in New York.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all New York Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The date of the notice.
  • The name, contact information, and signature of the person issuing the notice.
  • The address of the rental property.
  • The reason the notice is being issued.
  • The amount of time the tenant has to remedy the issue or vacate the property.
  • A certificate of service with:
    • The date of service.
    • A statement indicating how the notice was delivered.
    • The signature of the household member receiving service if the notice is left with a family member.

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of New York, written eviction notices may be provided to a tenant by:

  • Personal delivery.
  • Leaving the notice with a responsible person other than the tenant who lives or works at the rental property. For instance the notice may be left with a child care provider who works at the rental property). If the notice is left with a family member, that person must be 14 years old or older.
  • Posting a copy of the notice in a conspicuous place at the rental property.

It should be noted that if a copy of the notice is provided by any means other than personal service to the tenant, a second copy of the notice must also be sent through certified or registered mail.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 14 Day Demand for Payment

In the state of New York, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a written 14-Day Demand for Payment before proceeding with the eviction process when a tenant has failed to pay his/her rent on time.

Along with information that must be included in all New York eviction notices, the 14-Day Demand for Payment must include:

  • An accounting of the rent owed.
  • An indication of any fees owed.

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – 10 Day Notice to Cure

In the state of New York, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with two separate notices before he/she can proceed with the eviction process. First, the landlord must provide the tenant with a 10-Day Notice to Cure when terms of the lease have been violated. This notice provides the tenant with the opportunity to remedy the violation.

Along with information that must be included in all New York eviction notices, the 10-Day Notice to Cure must include:

  • A statement indicating the term of the lease violated.
  • The exact date that the tenant must vacate the property if the issue is not remedied.

Get the downloadable 10 Day Notice to Cure template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – No statute regarding illegal behavior

Although the state of New York provides no specific guidance on the eviction of tenants for illegal activity, leases will generally provide information to the tenant informing them of what to expect when illegal activities take place on the rental property.

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – New York Lease Termination Letter

In the state of New York, a landlord is required to provide a Lease Termination Letter to “at-will” tenants before proceeding with the eviction process. The length of time the landlord is required to provide is based upon the amount of time the tenant has been renting the space. A month-to-month “at-will” tenant who has rented for one year must be provided with a 30-Day Lease Termination Letter. An “at-will” tenant who has rented the space for one to two years must be provided with 60-Days. Any “at-will” tenant who has rented the space for more than two years must be provided with a 90-Days Notice.

Along with information that must be included in all New York eviction notices, the Lease Termination Letter must include:

  • The exact date upon which the tenant is required to vacate the property.

Get the downloadable Lease Termination Letter template form below (.pdf direct link)