A Delaware 7-day notice to quit for non-compliance is a legal document issued by a landlord to a tenant who has violated lease terms, excluding non-payment of rent. This notice serves as a warning, giving the tenant seven days to rectify the specified lease violation or vacate the rental property.
Typically, the document outlines the specific lease violations or non-compliance issues that need correction within the given timeframe. These might include unauthorized subletting, repeated disturbances, or breaches stated in the lease agreement. If the tenant fails to remedy the violation, the landlord may initiate eviction proceedings.
Governing Law — 25 Delaware Code § 5513.
Notice Types – In Delaware, there are two types of violations for which this notice is issued:
- Curable – Involves issues tenants can remedy, typically involving minor lease violations, unauthorized occupants, or failure to maintain the property.
- Noncurable – Includes serious issues where the tenant is not given the opportunity to correct the braech and must vacate, such as illegal activities, significant property damage, threats or harm to others, and repeated violations.