30-Day Eviction Notice Form

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A 30-day eviction notice form gives tenants 30 days to either comply with the eviction notice and remain in the rental unit, or to move out of the rental unit within the 30-day notice period, and could be used for evictions because of termination of tenancy, nonpayment of rent, illegal activity, or non-compliance with the lease.

Depending on the reason for eviction (and the state) tenants may or may not have the ability to cure (correct) a violation noted on a 30-day eviction notice.

Keep in mind that not all states require a written notice prior to beginning the eviction process.

30-Day Eviction Notices by State

The chart below indicates which states use 30-day eviction notices, what type of eviction the notice is used for, and whether tenants can cure the violation and remain in the rental unit.

State 30-Day Notice Used For: Ability to Cure?
Alabama Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Alaska Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Arizona Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Arkansas Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
California Termination of tenancy (month-to-month tenant living in unit less than 1 year) No
Florida 1) Foreclosure of rental property

2) Termination of tenancy (quarter-to-quarter)

1) No

2) No

Idaho Termination of tenancy (all tenancies) No
Illinois Termination of tenancy (more than week-to-week, but less than year-to-year) No
Indiana Termination of tenancy (month-to month) No
Iowa Termination of tenancy (month-to-month or longer term) No
Kansas 1) Illegal activity

2) Non-compliance

3) Termination of tenancy (month-to-month or greater term)

1) No

2) If curable, must be corrected within 14 days

3) No

Kentucky Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Louisiana Termination of tenancy (any term longer than month-to-month) No
Maine Termination of tenancy (at-will tenants) No
Maryland 1) Illegal activity (except imminent harm)

2) Non-compliance (except imminent harm)

3) Termination of tenancy (month-to-month)

1) No

2) No

3) No

Massachusetts Termination of tenancy (at-will tenants) No
Michigan 1) Non-compliance

2) Termination of tenancy (all tenancies)

1) No

2) No

Minnesota Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Mississippi Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Missouri Termination of tenancy (tenancies less than one year) No
Montana Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Nebraska 1) Non-compliance

2) Termination of tenancy (month-to-month)

1) If curable, must be corrected within 14 days

2) No

Nevada Termination of tenancy (all except week-to-week and at-will) No
New Hampshire 1) Non-compliance

2) Termination of tenancy (all tenancies)

3) Tenant’s failure to prepare rental unit for remediation of rodent/insect infestation

1) No

2) No

3) No

New Jersey 1) Non-compliance

2) Failure to accept changes to lease

3) Habitually late rent payments

4) Termination of tenancy (month-to-month)

1) No

2) No

3) Yes (unless 2nd notice issued)

4) No

New Mexico Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
New York 1) Noncompliance (only if fail to comply with 10-day notice)

2) Termination of tenancy (tenancies less than 1 year)

1) No

2) No

North Carolina Termination of tenancy (year-to-year) No
North Dakota Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Ohio 1) Termination of tenancy (month-to-month)

2) Material health/safety violation

1) No

2) Yes

Oklahoma Termination of tenancy (month-to-month/at-will) No
Oregon 1) Non-compliance (except week-to-week)

2) Termination of tenancy (month-to-month leases under 1 year)

1) If curable, must be corrected within 14 days

2) No

Pennsylvania 1) Non-compliance (if tenants have resided in unit 1 year or more)

2) Termination of tenancy (tenants residing in unit 1 year or more)

1) No

2) No

Rhode Island 1) Termination of tenancy (month-to-month)

2) Foreclosure of rental unit

1) No

2) No

South Carolina Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
South Dakota Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Tennessee Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Texas 1) Termination of tenancy (month-to-month)

2) Foreclosure of rental property

1) No

2) No

Vermont 1) Non-compliance

2) Termination of tenancy (written lease for month-to-month tenant living in unit less than 2 years)

3) When rental property is sold

1) No

2) No

3) No

Virginia 1) Non-compliance

2) Termination of tenancy (month-to-month)

1) If curable, must correct within 21 days

2) No

West Virginia Termination of tenancy (month-to-month) No
Wisconsin 1) Non-compliance (leases more than 1 year)

2) Nonpayment of rent (leases more than 1 year)

1) Yes

2) Yes

Washington, D.C. 1) Illegal activity (performed within the rental unit)

2) Non-compliance

1) No

2) Yes

The Most Commonly Used 30-Day Eviction Notice Forms

The most common 30-day eviction notice forms are for:

  • Nonpayment of rent
  • Non-compliance
  • Illegal activity
  • Termination of tenancy

We take a look at each one in more detail below.

Nonpayment of Rent

An eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent explains that the tenant is past-due on their rent payments and will need to move out within a certain number of days.

Some states require the landlord to give tenants an opportunity to pay the overdue rent amount in order to avoid eviction. In that case, the notice should state that the tenant can pay the amount owed within the legally allowed timeframe and remain in the rental unit.

If a tenant fails to pay the past-due amount within the legally allowed timeframe, and remains in the rental unit, the landlord can proceed with the eviction process.

In states where the tenant does not have the ability to avoid eviction through payment of past-due rent, the landlord can proceed with the eviction process if the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires.

Non-Compliance

An eviction notice form for non-compliance explains that the tenant has violated a term of the rental agreement/lease, or is non-compliant with tenant requirements in the state’s landlord/tenant laws.

Non-compliance issues could range from having a pet in the rental unit when the lease prohibits pets, to causing damage to the rental unit, and even having too many people living in the rental unit.

Some states require the landlord to give tenants an opportunity to cure the violation in order to avoid eviction. In that case, the notice should state that the tenant can avoid eviction by performing specific actions within the legally allowed timeframe and remain in the rental unit.

If a tenant fails to comply with the eviction notice requirements within the legally allowed timeframe, and remains in the rental unit, the landlord can proceed with the eviction process.

In states where the tenant does not have the ability to avoid eviction by curing the violation, the landlord can proceed with the eviction process if the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires.

Illegal Activity

An eviction notice form for illegal activity explains that the tenant will be evicted for their involvement in some type of illegal activity.

Most states don’t allow a tenant to avoid eviction in this situation, although some states will halt an eviction if the tenant can prove they were not involved in the illegal activity and that they were unaware that their guests or other occupants of the rental unit were involved in illegal activity.

Termination of Tenancy

When a landlord wants to end a tenancy, such as week-to-week or month-to-month, the landlord must typically give tenants notice before evicting them. This can also include tenants without a written lease, periodic tenancies, and/or at-will tenants.

With this type of notice, typically the tenant has done nothing wrong, but the landlord simply doesn’t want to renew the lease/rental agreement for whatever reason.

Typically, this type of notice is not curable, meaning tenants will have to move out.

The amount of time required in the notice may depend on when rent is due (the rental period), the type of tenancy, and/or how long the tenant has lived in the rental unit.