If your tenant has failed to pay rent on time, use an Indiana (IN) 10-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit to inform them that they must either pay their rent or leave your property. In Indiana, a landlord is required by law to give a tenant 10 days to pay the rent or move out. If the tenant doesn’t comply in that time, you can continue the eviction process in court.
If you simply wish to send a gentle reminder for your tenant to pay rent (without threat of eviction), send a late rent notice.
Relevant Laws: Indiana Code § 32-31-1-6
Indiana Notice to Quit (Non-Payment of Rent) FAQs
Is there a grace period for late rent payments in Indiana?
No, there is no grace period for late rent payments in Indiana, so a landlord is free to collect late fees or begin the eviction process immediately.
What should be included in an Indiana Notice to Quit (Non-Payment of Rent)?
According to Indiana Code § 32-31-1-7, you must include the following statement:
To (insert tenant’s name here):
You are notified to vacate the following property not more than ten (10) days after you receive this notice unless you pay the rent due on the property within ten (10) days: (insert description of property here).
Be sure to also include:
- the date that you serve the notice on the tenant(s)
- the name(s) and address of tenant(s)
- the total amount of rent due
- proof of service
How should I serve this notice?
It’s best to serve an eviction notice in person directly to your tenant, and preferably with a witness. If the tenant is not available, you may serve it to an adult who lives on the premises. If no one is available, you can post the notice in a conspicuous place, such as on the front door at eye level.