Sample Letter to Landlord: Improper Notice to Vacate - Late Rent

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The following document ONLY applies to jurisdictions in Kentucky that have enacted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act. These jurisdictions are: Barbourville, Bellevue, Bromley, Covington, Dayton, Florence, Lexington-Fayette County, Georgetown, Louisville-Jefferson County, Ludlow, Melbourne, Newport, Oldham County, Pulaski County, Shelbyville, Silver Grove, Southgate, Taylor Mill and Woodlawn.

If you do NOT live in one of these jurisdictions, please do not rely on this document for legal advice.

Further, this information only applies to residential leases. It does not apply to: commercial units, properties under contract for sale, hotels or motels, or people who are employed by the landlord.

Here is a sample letter you can use to inform your landlord that he or she did not send you the proper notice for non-payment of rent. See General Information About Notice for more details.

**You can also download this letter in Microsoft Word format.**


Dear Landlord:

Please be advised that you have not complied with KRS 383.660, which requires you to accept late rent anytime within a period of seven (7) days after delivery of a proper written notice to the tenant that rent is past due.

Since you did not:

( ) Give me proper written notice that my rent was past due

( ) Accept my rent when I attempted to pay it

Your notice for me to vacate the premises at ____________________________ because of non-payment of rent is improper and unenforceable.


Reviewed August 2009