Eviction Notice

Eviction Notice – Types, Templates, Examples and Format

How to Write an Eviction Notice?

An eviction notice is sent by the lessor (property owner) to the lessee (tenant) in request to get back the possession of the property in specified time duration.

The notice of eviction is a formal letter, issued by the property or landowner for the occupants providing them with an upfront notice of giving the possession of the property back to the owner within the specified time.

An eviction notice is released by the owner because of the following possible reasons:

  1. When the rent agreement is near to the end
  2. When the owner is not interested in rented his/her assets more
  3. When the owner gets more profitable offers from other tenants
  4. When the earlier tenant makes any violation to the existing rent agreement
  5. When inhabitant makes any harm to the owner’s property
  6. When the renter does not give rent at the time

So, an owner unfreezes the eviction notice at any time as per the rental agreement clauses. Therefore we advise lessees to add at least a one-month advance eviction notice clause in their rental agreements to avoid any inconvenience. In case of breaking a lease agreement, either party has equal rights to sue to another party.

Alternate names of Eviction Notice

Following list contains the alternate names of an Eviction Notice Letter:

  1. Repossession form
  2. Warning Notice
  3. Warning Letter
  4. Eviction Letter
  5. Notice to Vacate
  6. Eviction Notice Form
  7. Ejection Notice
  8. Oust Notice Form
  9. Tenants Eviction Notice

Eviction Notice Types

 A good eviction notice is a document that serves as a notice to tenants to ask them to vacate the property in question legally without any hurdle.

There are two types of eviction notices available. The choice of an eviction notice perfect for you can be made by knowing their characteristics given below.

  1. Section 21 Vacant Notice
  2. Section 8 Vacant Notice
  3. Landlord Eviction Notice
  4. Quit Notice
  5. Lease Violation Notice
  6. Termination Notice
  7. Rent Increase Notice
  8. Pay Rent Notice

#1 Section 21 Vacant Notice

The following are the conditions in which this vacant notice is preferably used.

  1. When a tenant wants to get property possession for a limited time, a rental contract established between the two parties in which one is an owner. The name of the rental contract is different in different countries. In England, this rental contract is called assured shorthold tenancy (AST). The compulsory condition for the issuance of this note is that renter and the owner should be the citizen of England. In England, eviction note is of type “Form 6A” which is another name of “section 21 notice in England”.
  2. This type is also applicable when the renter did not pay rent for many months.
  3. In case, the renter and lender signed this agreement for the property located in Wales then section 21 vacant notice should be applicable to get back possession of the property by the owner.

#2 Section 8 Vacant Notice

No doubt, when a rent agreement is signed the owner has no right to demand repossession of the rented property. But there are many cases happens when it is important for the owner to take a step ahead and finish that agreement. The reason can be because of renter non-serious behavior related to renting or can be because of the property destructions made by renter. In these situations where a reason exists, section 8 notice is the best choice as an eviction notice. These specific reasons are called grounds.

#3 Landlord Eviction Notice

The eviction notice released by the proprietor to the tenant is termed as landlord notice. It can be an issue for any reason discussed above.

#4 Quit Notice

This is a conditional notice, that will not be applicable if the mentioned reason in the eviction note is fully understood and is not repeated by the renter. For example, if the renter is not paying his/her rent on time or for several months then this notice can be released. Similarly, when the destruction of the property made by the renter is repaired and mended by the renter then this eviction note will be of no use.

#5 Lease Violation Notice

The lease violation notice is released by the landlord whenever the renter committed a violation of any rules given in the contract. This eviction will be discharged if the renter fixes the matter again with the owner.

#6 Rental Termination Eviction Notice

Every rental agreement is based on a specific time period. A renter can get facilitated by the property till that time. In some cases, a rental agreement can be a termination agreement. It means that whenever the landlord will demand the renter has to leave that property without raising any objection or legal activity against the owner. So, in these cases eviction notice will act as a termination notice.

#7 Rent Increase Notice

Whenever an owner of the rented property wants to increase the sum of money to the rent, then he/she is obliged to issue this notice. The rent increase notice informs the renter about the decision of the owner to increase rent and makeable his/her to take the right decision on time that either the renter wants to stay there or not.

#8 Pay Rent Notice

The pay rent notice is a formal tool used by the owner to inform the renter to pay the rent amount at a certain time.

What time period should be mentioned for the Eviction in Warning Letter?

The time that should be given to the renter through an eviction letter depends on the notice type selected.

Section 21 notice: The date of eviction should be 2 months before the eviction with a condition that the renter should receive the eviction notice by himself.

Section 8 Notice: As the section 8 notice is issued with the reason for which the eviction is occurring so the specific time depends on the type of grounds. Like in the case of 8, 10 and 11 eviction notice should be received 2 weeks before the eviction date.


Razia Saeed

Razia Saeed is the Founder and CEO of Afidavit.com. She is one of the renowned, highly experienced, and highly paid attorneys practicing in Hongkong, and Singapore. She also provided startup, business and legal consultations to US, Canadian and European firms and companies. She started Afidavit.com in the aim of providing inexpensive legal services with top quality to the clients. She is also the head of our editorial department and his junior councils work as authors under her for creating and publishing content on various blogs.

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