A Rhode Island 20-day notice to quit for non-compliance is a document informing a tenant they must rectify a lease breach within 20 days or move out. A landlord can issue this notice for various reasons, including if a tenant damaged the rental property, caused a disturbance, disposed of waste improperly, or otherwise violated the lease.
The rental agreement will end on the date in the notice if the tenant doesn’t remedy the breach. This date shouldn’t be less than 21 days after distributing the notice to the tenant.
Notice Types — In Rhode Island, there are two different notice types:
- Curable: A curable notice is for non-severe violations a tenant can correct. If they correct their offense, they can keep living on the property.
- Noncurable: A noncurable notice is for repeated violations within a six-month period or illegal activity on the tenant’s part. Under this notice, a tenant can’t correct their actions. Instead, they must move out within 20 days.