Posted in Blog  
  on Apr 02, 2014

How to Write a Letter of Intent to Evict

A letter of intent to evict is written by a landlord or by an attorney or property manager representing a landlord to a tenant. There are many reasons why a landlord may want to evict a tenant but the reasons for which one can evict a tenant have to be legally justifiable. A landlord cannot be unhappy with a tenant for personal reasons and ask the tenant to evict. Before you start to write a letter of intent to evict, you must be aware of the reasons that are specifically the cause for such a decision.



Best Method to Sending an Intent to Evict


Before you send out or write a letter of intent to evict, it is always wiser to write a letter asking to redeem the situation that is the bone of contention here. For instance, if a tenant has failed to pay his rents then a landlord must ask the tenant, in writing through a letter, that the tenant must pay the rent to avoid eviction. If the tenant has been creating problems for other tenants, damaging the property or living noisily and against the terms of agreement, then too a written notice asking the tenant to make amends is desirable. This is because such notices or letters would work in favor of the landlord when the eviction process goes to court.

A letter of intent to evict is a typical formal letter which can have a left side format or a left-right side format. The notice should be titled as ‘Notice of Eviction’ or ‘Eviction Notice’ and it must be mentioned in the middle on top of the letter. You can use a bold font for this.



Details of the Letter


The letter should have the full name, contact details and address of the tenant. The address would be the exact property address where the tenant is staying at the moment and which is the property of the landlord. The letter should also have all details of the landlord, including contact information. The letter should be accurately dated.

The letter must mention the reason why the eviction notice is being sent. The reason can be just non-payment of rent or several factors put together. The reasons must be illustrated with details. The letter should also mention the date by which the tenant must vacate the property, in the process letting the tenant know the notice period of whatever days that the landlord is providing in accordance with legal statutes.

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