Rhode Island Eviction Laws

Termination and Eviction in Rhode Island

R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-18-36(e) permits a 20 day unconditional notice to quit for any repeated act which violates the lease or rental agreement or affects health or safety twice within 6 months (notice must have been given for the first violation)

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 34-18-24, 34-18-36(f) authorizes the use of an immediate notice to quit for any tenant who possesses, uses, or sells illegal drugs or who commits or attempts to commit any crime of violence on the premises or in any public space adjacent. “Seasonal tenant” whose lease runs from May 1 to October 15 or from September 1 to June 1 of the next year, with no right of extension or renewal, who has been charged with violating a local occupancy ordinance, making excessive noise, or disturbing the peace.

R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-18-36 gives a tenant 20 days to cure (fix) or quit for any initial material noncompliance.