A 60-day eviction notice form gives tenants 60 days to move out of the rental unit. These eviction notices are only used in a handful of states, and only in a few specific circumstances, such as sale of the rental unit.
These grounds for eviction don’t allow a tenant to do anything to stop the eviction, and the tenant will have to move out.
Keep in mind that not all states require a written notice prior to beginning the eviction process.
60-Day Eviction Notices by State
The chart below indicates which states use 60-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||60-Day Notice Used For:||Ability to Cure?|
|California||Termination of tenancy (month-to-month tenants residing in unit for 1 year or more)||No|
|Delaware||Termination of tenancy (all tenancies)||No|
|Florida||Termination of tenancy (year-to-year)||No|
|Georgia||Termination of tenancy (all at-will tenancies)||No|
|Illinois||Termination of tenancy (year-to-year)||No|
|Minnesota||Rental property is sold||No|
|Missouri||Termination of tenancy (year-to-year)||No|
|New Jersey||Sale/personal use of rental property by owner||No|
|New York||Termination of tenancy (tenant has resided in unit 1-2 years)||No|
|Oregon||Termination of tenancy (month-to-month leases more than 1 year)||No|
|Vermont||Termination of tenancy (written lease over 2 years OR no written lease less than 2 years)||No|
The Most Commonly Used 60-Day Eviction Notice Forms
States that use 60-day eviction notices use them for the following reasons:
- Sale of the rental property
- Personal use of the rental property by the owner
- Termination of tenancy
We take a look at each one in more detail below.
Sale of the Rental Property
If the rental property is sold, most states require that the landlord provide written notice of that fact to the tenant, and that tenants receive written notice giving them time to move out of the rental unit if the new owners do not wish to continue the tenancy.
Tenants in these situations do not have the option to remain in the rental unit and must move out if the tenancy is not going to be continued under the new owners.
Personal Use By Owner
In this case, the owner of the rental property has decided they no longer want to rent the unit and want to live in it themselves.
In many states, landlords are required to give tenants written notice before the tenants are required to move out, letting them know how much time they have to move out.
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.