The Rhode Island immediate notice to quit is an eviction letter that a landlord may serve on a tenant that has committed certain illegal activities on the premises of the rental unit, or on seasonal tenants that are non-compliant with the rental terms. A full list of illegal actions which justify eviction can be found in § 34-18-24. Landlords are not required to notify tenants when terminating the lease under these circumstances. Therefore, the immediate notice to quit is considered a courtesy provided to the tenant by the landlord. If the tenant does not vacate the rented property before or immediately after receiving the written notice, the landlord may attempt to evict the individual by filing a complaint with the local district court.
Note: A seasonal tenant is one with a rental term lasting anywhere from May 1st to October 15th, or from September 1st to June 1st of the following year.