The New York ten (10) day notice to pay or quit, in accordance Article 7, Section 751, is used to notify a tenant who has failed to pay rent of the landlord’s intention to terminate the rental agreement and file an eviction lawsuit. The notice provides the tenant with no more than 10 days* to either pay the past due amount, or vacate the rental property. In the New York Court system, this notice is often times referred to as a “rent demand.”
*The minimum amount of notice for nonpayment of rent is three (3) days.
Note: Although it can technically be given to the tenant verbally, it’s recommended to issue the tenant a written demand. The notice must be served (and the tenant must fail to pay/vacate the rental unit) before an eviction action can be filed by the landlord.
How to Write
Step 1 – Put the date at the top of the form (in the “Date” field), and then enter the name of the landlord/manager in the other input field. Include a contact phone number and email address. Enter the full name of the tenant, as well as their full address.
Step 2 – Enter the date that the tenant must pay the past due rent by, and then sign your name.
Note: It’s recommended to include the specific amount that the tenant owes, along with the corresponding rental periods.
Step 3 – Fill out the “Certificate of Service” section after the notice has been served. Select the service/delivery method that was used, and then enter the date/time of service. If the notice was served personally, the person who served it must sign their name in the blank “Signature” field.