Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Cure or Vacate

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Use this Kentucky form when a tenant violates a provision of the lease, excluding non-payment of rent. This grants them 14 days to cure or vacate the premises.

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The 14-day notice to cure or vacate is issued to a tenant in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to correct violation of lease terms or to vacate leased property within the notice period. If a correction is not made or if the tenant does not vacate leased property, legal proceedings follow the Kentucky eviction notice.

Generally speaking, the legal process under URLTA demands a 14-day notice be issued for lapses like destruction of property or possession of contraband goods but excluding non-payment of rent. The notice should highlight the lease gets terminated immediately after the notice period.

The tenant must be made aware if the same violation occurs again within a period of 6 months, the landlord has the right to prematurely end the lease agreement without offering the tenant a chance to rectify the violation.

Why 14-Day Notice

URLTA laws in Kentucky counties like Florence, Shelbyville, Covington, Silver, Barbourville, Jefferson, Oldham, Taylor Mill, Bromley, Georgetown, Dayton, Grove, Bellevue, Ludlow, Fayette, Pulaski, Newport, Woodlawn, Melbourne, and Jefferson regulate the 14- day notice period before initiating proceedings to evict a leased-property tenant.

In case a county does not fall under URLTA jurisdiction, the landlord issues a 30-day notice.

Landlords Resist Any Other Action

Self-eviction must be avoided at all cost. Measures like blocking essential services, preventing tenants from accessing leased property, creating dangerous living conditions, and using abusive or threatening language to force compliance are considered illegal by the court system.

If attempts to self-evict are proven, a landlord is liable to pay over three times the periodic rent as compensation. Other penalties and attorney fees may be applicable. The lease can be terminated in favor of the tenant who then receives applicable prepaid rents.

    Checklist Before Issuing Notice
  • Refer to Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Vacate to understand how the second notice applies for a repeat offense within 6 months.
  • Landlord obligations must be fulfilled including making immediate repairs otherwise leading to health concerns. The tenant usually provides a 14-day notice to complete repairs. The landlord cannot counter by issuing a notice for noncompliance of lease terms.
  • For serious lapses, hand delivery of a notice with a signed receipt can help strengthen the case for eviction in case the same offense is repeated.
  • Serving a notice improperly can adversely affect any legal action to be taken beyond the 14-day notice to cure or vacate.

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