The Rhode Island thirty (30) day notice to terminate tenancy, written under § 34-18-37, is required to be served on a month-to-month tenant in order for the landlord to be able to terminate the lease agreement. The notice provides the tenant 30 days to vacate the rental unit. Failure of the tenant to move out within the 30 day time period allows the landlord to file an eviction lawsuit in the district court of the rental property’s county location.
How to Write
Step 1 – Download the notice using the links above and then print it out. At the top of the form, enter the date (dd/mm/yyyy), and then write the address of the rental property (include the unit/apartment number and county). In the “To” line, put the name of the tenant.
Step 2 – Fill in the start date of the lease/rental agreement.
Step 3 – Complete the “Proof of Service” part of the notice after it has been served on the tenant. Select the delivery method that was used, and then enter the date of service.
Step 4 – Sign/print/date your name at the bottom of the section.
Note: It’s recommended to make more than one copy of the completed notice. If an eviction suit needs to be filed, the court will require at least one copy.