Landlord’s Notice to Quit: Failure to Pay Rent (Form D)
Landlords use Form D to give their tenants Notice to Quit when the tenants have failed to pay rent and the landlord wants to end the tenancy.
Use Form D: Landlord’s Notice to Quit for Rental Arrears to give a tenant Notice to Quit when the tenant has failed to pay rent and the landlord wants to end the tenancy.
By law, you’re allowed to give the tenant Form D after their rent is at least 15 days late. For example, if rent was due on the 1st, you need to count 15 days starting with the 2nd. Tenants have until the end of the 15 days (the 16th) to pay their rent and have the notice set aside. In this example, the earliest you can give the tenant Form D is the 17th. The eviction date can be no sooner than 15 days after the date you give the tenant the form.
The eviction date can be no sooner than 15 days after the date you successfully serve Form D to the tenant.
Who can use this form
Landlords need to use this form to give a tenant Notice to Quit when the tenant has failed to pay rent and the landlord wants to end the tenancy.
What you need to do
- Complete the form.
- Keep a copy of the form for your records.
- Formally serve (deliver) the completed form to your tenant. Check the form for details on delivery options and instructions on how to formally serve the tenant.
- If your tenant doesn’t pay or leave, you can file for a hearing using Form J for an eviction order. Or you can apply for a non-hearing eviction notice and award of rent owing by using Form K.