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Landlord Demand Letter


Overview
- The Landlord Demand Letter provides a written notice from a landlord to a tenant that the tenant has failed to make rent payments and that the tenant must leave.  Such a letter is sometimes also called a Notice to Quit.
- This letter may be used with either a commercial or residential tenant and is usually preceded by a notice to the tenant that rent is overdue.  When the tenant fails to respond to the notice that rent is overdue, it is customary to then provide this demand letter.
- Due to the requirements of state law or the written lease agreement or both, it is almost always necessary for a landlord to notify a tenant in writing that it must vacate the premises because of non-payment of rent.  
- If there is a written lease agreement, it is important to review it first to make sure that all of the requisite notices have been given in the manner required by the lease.  
- If the tenant does not leave the premises as required, a lawsuit is often necessary to force the tenant's eviction.  
- Landlord-Tenant law is controlled by many state and local statutes and rules.  The landlord is well advised to become familiar with these laws and rules and to consult with an attorney in order to avoid stepping into any pitfalls, including the failure to give the tenant any required notices. 

When You Need It
- Used by the landlord to provide written notice to a tenant that the tenant has failed to make rent payments.


Getting Started

You will need:
- Name and address of the tenant.
- Effective date and specific terms of the lease between the parties.
- Address of the leased premises.

When to Review and Revise 
- To correct the information contained in the letter.
- To draft another Landlord Demand Letter.