Stage 1 - Eviction Notice

If your landlord gives you a formal Notice of Eviction this does not mean that you are evicted. Unfortunately, a lot of tenants just leave at this stage
because they are not aware of the process.

According to the Residential Tenancies Act, your landlord must serve an official notice of eviction, which is called an N form. These come in the form of N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N12, or N13 and correspond to valid reasons to evict.

See page 5 for the valid reasons. These are the most common reasons are set out in the Residential Tenancies Act.

This means the landlord is notifying you of their plans to evict you.

This does NOT mean you have to move out.



  • Note the dates and deadlines in the eviction notice (to check if the notice is valid, refer to the checklist on page 16) and contact a legal clinic to find out more information
  • Contact a legal clinic (see page 25)
  • Speak to your landlord (for tips on what to say, see the template letter on page 22)
  • Speak to your neighbours to see if they have similar problems and can therefore communicate to the landlord as a group
  • Speak to your Tenant Association
  • Speak to a Housing Help Centre (list of resources on page 23)
  • Find rent assistance (see page 23)

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