Free Notice to Pay Rent or Quit

A notice to pay or quit puts the tenant on notice that they are delinquent on rent and must pay or they will be forced to vacate the rental property.

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Suppose you are a landlord who needs to remove a tenant from your rental property because of delinquent rent payments. The law places certain restrictions and regulations on how a landlord can proceed in order to get a tenant out of his/her property- sending a Notice to Pay or Quit is part of this process.


Using a Notice to Pay or Quit not only keeps you compliant with your state’s legal requirements, but it also creates a paper trail for you during the eviction process. Plus, having all the correct documentation may be necessary if you are forced to seek further legal action.

Frequently Asked Questions

A notice from a landlord informing a tenant that they are delinquent with their rental payment. It puts the tenant on notice that they must pay or they will be forced to vacate the rental property.

Most states require notice to be delivered to the tenant before eviction can be pursued. Even if your state allows you to immediately terminate the lease, use of the notice to persuade the tenant to pay the rent may be preferable to going through the eviction process.

To create your notice, you’ll need to provide:

  • The amount of rent owed;
  • The name, address, and phone number of the landlord;
  • The name(s) of the tenant(s)
  • The address of the premises;
  • The date the lease was signed;
  • The address where rent can be delivered;

Depending on your State, you may be asked additional questions

State laws control how this notice may be delivered. Generally, you'll have the option to mail, hand-deliver, or post the notice on the tenant’s door.