Rhode Island 24-Hour Notice to Quit Form | Illegal Activity

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Updated June 20, 2022

A Rhode Island 24-hour notice to quit is a document typically used by landlords when there are concerns of a tenant dealing with the illegal usage of drugs, certain other controlled substances, or a crime committed on or near the premises. By law, the landlord is not legally required to give a 24-hour notice to quit, in fact, the landlord doesn’t need to give any notice at all and may go directly to court to file a complaint.

It’s always best to try to solve things out of court and by serving this notice, there is a chance the tenant will move out upon your demand. After the landlord files a complaint with the court, the defendant (tenant) will have 20 days to respond.

LawsGen.Laws 1956, § 34-18-36

How to Write

As said before, this notice is required by law to evict a tenant for illegal reasons, however, you should follow proper conduct if you do send the notice by entering all the information including your signature and delivering it by certified mail. Enter the following information to complete the form:

  • Date the notice was mailed to the tenant
  • Names of all tenants
  • Description of the illegal violation
  • Tenant’s address
  • Date the tenant must give back possession to the landlord (vacate)
  • Landlord’s signature, printed name, and address