Updated on July 12th, 2021
The Rhode Island 5-day notice to quit for non-payment is a document that landlords will serve on tenants whose rent is overdue before terminating their lease. Under state law, rent is only considered overdue fifteen (15) days after the payment date. Therefore, the landlord must wait fifteen (15) days before serving the tenant with a demand for rent. After receiving notice, the tenant must pay within five (5) days or their lease will be canceled and they must quit the premises. If the notice expires without the tenant paying the landlord the required sum or moving out, the landlord can have them formally evicted.