Los Angeles, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island

Q: Does 5-day demand letter for non-payment of rent need to be mailed or is hand-delivery ok.

Or does it require that I do both?

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Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: The statute says "mail" : § 34-18-35 Eviction for nonpayment of rent. – (a) If any part of the stipulated rent is due and in arrears for fifteen (15) days, the landlord shall send a written notice, in a form substantially similar to that provided in § 34-18-56(a), specifying the amount of the rent which is fifteen (15) days in arrears, making demand for the rent, and notifying the tenant that unless he or she cures the breach within five (5) days of the date of mailing of the notice, the rental agreement shall terminate, and the landlord shall commence an eviction action in the appropriate district court or housing court.

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