What is an Idaho Eviction Notice or Notice to Quit?
When to use an Idaho Eviction Notice:
- Your tenant has failed to pay the rent.
- Your tenant has violated the lease or rental agreement.
- You wish to end a month-to-month tenancy.
- The lease has expired and the tenant has remained on the property.Please Note:
- You may never forcibly evict a tenant without going through the formal tenant eviction process.
NOTICE TO PAY RENT OR QUIT
TO TENANT(S) AND ALL OTHERS IN POSSESSION OF THE PREMISES LOCATED AT:
, , Idaho
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the tenancy dated
THIS IS INTENDED AS A THREE (3) DAY NOTICE FOR FAILURE TO PAY RENT. THIS NOTICE IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH IDAHO STATUTE § 6-303(2).
LANDLORD RESERVES ALL THE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES PROVIDED UNDER THE RENTAL AGREEMENT AND UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR UNPAID RENT OR PROPERTY AND NOTHING IN THIS NOTICE MAY BE CONSTRUED AS A WAIVER OF SUCH RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
Idaho Eviction Notice FAQs
Am I allowed to evict tenants for not paying rent in Idaho?
Under normal circumstances, the answer is yes. You can make an Idaho Eviction Notice (specifically known as a 3-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit) to begin the process. However, due to COVID-19, some protections and limitations have been put in place for tenants. While the federal eviction moratorium was struck down, the state and municipal governments in Idaho have the authority to create and enforce their own regulations for residential evictions. Check out the talk to a local lawyer for further input.
Why would a property owner use an Eviction Notice in Idaho?
If you wish to legally remove a tenant from a rental property, you are required to provide them with a Notice of Eviction first. Here are a few reasons why you might need one:
- The tenant is continuously late to pay rent or payments have fallen behind schedule
- The tenant has caused substantial damage
- The tenant disturbs the quiet enjoyment of other renters
- The tenant is using their unit illegally
- The tenant brings in a pet and your lease does not permit animals
- The tenant gets a subletter in breach of the lease terms
In addition to these examples, tenants generally can be evicted for reasons unrelated to their conduct, such as when the owner needs to move back in. Keep in mind that the list above isn't exhaustive and the acceptable reasons for eviction can vary from town to town, among other factors. If you've got any hesitations about Idaho eviction laws, you can always talk to an attorney.
How should an Idaho Notice to Vacate be organized?
You can click the button labeled "Make document" to take a closer look at the Idaho Eviction Notice sample and preview the questions that you'll need to answer to build your eviction letter. Before getting started, you typically should organize the following details:
- The address and description of your property
- The contact information for your tenant(s)
- How many past due rent payments need to be made (if any)
- What the duration of the notice period is
- Which lease clauses have not been upheld
In the event that the tenants are not at fault for the eviction, you have the ability to provide more details. With the document tool, you have the power to implement additional customization, if needed. You will need to confirm that all of the policies and terms referenced in the Eviction Notice are spelled out in your rental contract.
How will Idaho eviction laws affect me as a property owner?
Laws are continually evolving and the actual eviction process can be quite nuanced for a first-timer. In some cases, there may be varying requirements depending on what the reason is for the tenant's eviction and the length of their occupancy. As a result, it is strongly recommended that all landlords talk to a local eviction lawyer before delivering a Notice of Eviction to any tenant.
Can I fill out an Idaho Eviction Notice form for free?
Fortunately, you do not need to start from scratch when drafting your document. With the document tools on Rocket Lawyer, anyone is able to make a free Idaho Eviction Notice online with ease. Your document is constructed section by section so you can be certain that it has all of the appropriate information that you'll need. This solution, in most cases, will be notably less expensive and less time-consuming than meeting and hiring the average provider.
On average, what would I traditionally have to pay to evict a tenant in Idaho?
The cost of hiring and working with the average law firm to produce a Notice of Eviction could add up to anywhere between hundreds of dollars and thousands. Rocket Lawyer is not a run-of-the-mill eviction form website. With us, any landlord or property manager under a Rocket Lawyer membership has access to up to a 40% discount when hiring an Rocket Lawyer network attorney. If you wish to know what the full cost of an eviction would be, you'll need to take into consideration the fees associated with filing court documents, attorney fees, the value of unrecovered rent payments, storage and cleaning fees, and lastly, the time and money spent finding a new tenant.
How much time does the Idaho eviction process normally take from start to finish?
The duration of the eviction process for Idaho tenants usually will depend on the type of notice, along with the total volume of cases happening at the same time. Below, you'll find a basic breakdown of Idaho notice periods:
- Overdue rent: 3-day notice
- Violation of rental agreement: 3-day notice
- No cause: 30-day notice
After your notice period, the eviction itself can take anywhere from 1 week to 2 months. Please note that in particular types of housing, including where rent is subsidized, the mandated notice period may be longer.
Do I need a lawyer when evicting someone in Idaho?
While it is doable to prepare a Notice of Eviction without assistance, most property owners who end up going to court will hire a lawyer to represent them. Having an attorney review your document could take a lot of time if you attempt to do it on your own. Another approach to consider is to request help from attorney services at Rocket Lawyer. Premium members can request a document review from an attorney with relevant experience or send additional questions. As a property owner or manager, you can Work Confidently® with Rocket Lawyer by your side.
Am I required to do anything else after writing a Notice of Eviction/Notice to Quit in Idaho?
Once you've created your Idaho Eviction Notice with Rocket Lawyer, you will be able to open it on any device. You also can interact with it by editing it, making a copy of it, downloading it as a Word or PDF file, and/or printing it out. You will need to sign the notice before it is served on the tenant(s). You have several different options available for serving the notice:
- Hire a third-party process server
- Deliver the notice in person
- Send it by certified mail
It is important to remember that "self-help" or "do-it-yourself" evictions are illegal. Property owners should not turn off utilities and services, change locks, throw out property, or attempt to intimidate tenants in any way in order to remove them. Taking the appropriate lawful actions before and during the eviction process will put you in the best position to remove tenants successfully under a court order.