Rhode Island 10 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: March 13, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Rhode Island 10 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to terminate a week-to-week lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least ten (10) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a Rhode Island 10 Day Notice To Vacate

A Rhode Island 10 Day Notice To Vacate ends a week-to-week lease, or a rental situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. Either the landlord or the tenant may  deliver this notice, as appropriate.

Some types of Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 10 Day Notice To Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. 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 Rhode Island 10 Day Notice To Vacate

Rhode Island landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Vacate by any method which adequately informs the other party. The law recognizes these methods as having a presumption of legal validity:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Mailed delivery via first class mail, to the other party’s address of record or last known residence

By default, notice is considered complete when it is received by the other party. Mailed notice extends a notice period by one (1) calendar day, to account for variable delivery times.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.