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Updated June 20, 2022

A Delaware 7-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Compliance) is a document drafted by the landlord and served to a tenant when they breach one or more provisions of the rental agreement. The landlord shall notify the tenant in writing and allow the tenant seven (7) days to fix the breach. This notice does not apply to non-payment of rent. The landlord must specifically state the breach of contract and inform the tenant that if the violation continues after 7 days, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement.

If the landlord is able to help to fix the tenant’s breach, the landlord may do so and bill the tenant for the costs of the fix. The costs shall be added as additional rent and billed immediately upon receipt.

Laws 25 Del.C. § 5513

How to Write

Step 1 – Complete the Delaware 7-Day Notice to Quit by filling in the following information appropriately.

  • Enter the name and address of the tenant in breach
  • Again, enter the address in which the breach took place (address of tenant)
  • Date in which the breach took place and a description of what occurred
  • The landlord should then date and sign at the bottom of the form

Step 2 – Delivery of Notice

The landlord has three options for delivery. The best option being to serve the tenant personally and directly. If the tenant is nowhere to be found during delivery, the landlord may post it to the tenant’s premises in plain and clear sight. Thirdly, the landlord may mail the notice by certified mail and request a return receipt.