North Carolina 10 Day Notice to Pay or Quit | NonPayment

The North Carolina ten (10) day notice to pay or quit, in regards to § 42-3, is used to inform a tenant that they have ten (10) days to either pay the past due amount of rent, or vacate the rental unit. If the tenant does not take any action within the 10 day period, the landlord can file an eviction suit (i.e. “summary ejectment complaint”) in court. Download the form via the below link, and then use the guide to learn how to draft the notice.

Note: This notice must be written and then served to the tenant, it cannot be given verbally.

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How to Write

Step 1 – At the top of the notice, put the date in the “Date” field. In the “Dear” field, write the full name of the tenant.

Step 2 – Enter the full address of the rental unit (street, unit number, city, county, state, ZIP).

Step 3 – Fill in the total amount of past due rent, and then enter the corresponding rental periods (months).

Step 4 – Enter the date that the tenant must pay the back rent by, and then sign your name in the “Signature” field.