Kentucky 14 Day Notice to Vacate

If the tenant violates the lease twice within 6 months, the landlord may serve the tenant with a Kentucky Notice To Vacate, with no option to cure and stay.

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Whenever a tenant violates terms of a lease other than non-payment of rent, a 14-day notice to vacate is applicable. Tenancy laws in Kentucky allow the landlord to issue a second non-curable notice after a 14-day notice to cure and vacate was issued earlier.

In other words, the tenant has disregarded terms of a lease agreement for the same offence twice within six months. The lease is bound to be terminated, and the tenant and all others occupying the said property are bound by law to move out before completion of the lease period.

    Points Included In Delivery Of Notice The tenant is notified of the second offence following a similar lapse that took place before six months were over.
  • The tenant has a clear understanding all members presently staying in the leased property must vacate before the 14-day period expires.
  • There is no chance of remedial action, and legal proceedings will be initiated by the landlord to regain possession and declare the lease null and void.
  • Compliance is mandatory, or a court of law can enforce penalties. The order is passed to make a defaulter vacate with movable property within a stipulated time frame.

Why Vigilance Is Warranted

Landlords are required to provide safe environment within and around the leased property. Unsafe conditions such as violent behavior and drug addiction are serious offences, and issuing a 14-day notice to vacate helps the landlord fulfil social obligations.

Damage to property may generate a financial burden on the landlord. Such violations must be highlighted in great detail to prevent future occurrence. Repairs may provide temporary relief, and if the same offence occurs twice, getting financial compensation from a court of law may take time.

Action To Evict Tenants Follows

A writ must be filed, if a tenant does not leave in clear violation of the second notice. The tenant can offer reasons for not complying or may not agree to charges being made. In such cases, the landlord must be aware the writ petition is filed to regain possession for reasons other than non-payment of rent.

Landlords can learn how to safeguard their rental properties in more detail by referring to the elaborate and updated article. Suggestions are offered on what to do after the 14-day notice to vacate fails to yield desired results.

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