Tenant Eviction Letter Template Guide for Landlords

An eviction notice is a document presented to the tenant to inform them of the intention to begin the eviction process, and typically marks the beginning of the process. For a successful and legal eviction, the landlord must follow the necessary steps. Reasons for wanting to serve a notice commonly include nonpayment of rent, a breach of the terms of the tenancy agreement, illegal activities on the property, or the end of the tenancy period.

The eviction notice gives the tenant the reason for their eviction from the property and provides them with a deadline by which they must either rectify the reason for the eviction or make arrangements to leave the property and return it to the landlord's possession. If the tenant fails to fix the violation in question or vacate the property by the deadline, the landlord may take additional legal action to recover the property.

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Eviction Letter Template and Guide

Below, the experts in tenant evictions at AST Assistance show the crucial components of an
eviction letter.

What is in an eviction letter template?

The eviction letter should be used to notify a tenant occupying a property that they are being
evicted for one of the following reasons:

  • They violated the conditions of their tenancy agreement
  • The tenancy agreement is set to expire
  • The landlord wants to discontinue the rolling (periodic) tenancy.

The notice must contain the following vital information about the property and the tenancy agreement:

  • The parties committed to the agreement
  • The property address
  • The date the tenant(s) entered the agreement
  • A description of the reason for the tenant's eviction
  • If applicable, instructions on how the tenant(s) can rectify the tenancy agreement breach and the deadline by which they must take action

Once the landlord has completed the eviction notice, the landlord must sign, date, and ensure it is delivered. The landlord should also keep a copy of the notice for their own records in the event of future legal action. Generally, an eviction notice is generally mailed or given in person so that there is a record that the letter was sent and received by the tenant.

However, you may wish to send this eviction notice by email. Doing so allows you as the landlord to print a copy of the email as evidence of delivery and to keep a record of the notice being served. This can be important if the tenant decides to challenge the decision to evict and takes the process to court. It is important to note: a landlord cannot lawfully reclaim
control of the property unless the tenant abandons possession freely.

Where to find an tenant eviction letter template

As we have detailed, the eviction letter can and must contain various pieces of information,
depending on the specific circumstances. Serving an incorrect eviction notice, including the
wrong information, or communicating the eviction wrongly can result in a delay in the
eviction, or the breakdown of the process.

If you are a landlord and want to evict your tenant, you should not simply copy and use an
eviction letter template you find online. Failing to fulfil your landlord obligations with eviction
processes can lead to legal repercussions.

As such, any landlord looking to evict a tenant must understand the steps appropriate to
their circumstances. Visit our tenant eviction service for more information on your rights as

To receive bespoke, experienced advice on how to approach your eviction, contact
the team today by calling 01706 619 954, emailing info@ast-assistance.com, or using our
online form to request a call back.

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