STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND
FIVE-DAY DEMAND NOTICE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT
(G.L. 1956 § 34-18-35)
Date of Mailing _____________________
City and State
You are now more than fifteen (15) days in arrears for some or all of the rent owed under
your rental agreement. State law requires that you be sent this notice of arrearage.
Unless you make payment of all rent in arrears within five (5) days of the date this notice was
mailed to you, an eviction action may be instituted in court against you. You can prevent the
eviction by paying all the rent owing within five (5) days of the mailing of this notice.
If you believe that you have legal reason for not paying this rent, you will be able to present
that defense at the eviction hearing. T he rent in arrears as of the above date is
Print Name Landlord/Owner
I hereby certify that I placed in regular U.S. Mail, First Class postage prepaid, a copy of this
notice addressed to the tenant on the _____________day of _____________________________.
Signature of Landlord/Owner
DC-43 (revised August 2013)