Maryland 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

Maryland 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate is an official eviction document delivered to the tenant for lease violations, such as interfering with the peace and enjoyment of others. The tenant has the option to correct the breach, otherwise the tenant must vacate the premises within thirty (30) calendar days.

When to Use a Maryland 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Use a 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Maryland:

  • If the tenant failed to comply with health/safety rules.
  • If the tenant interfered with peace and enjoyment of other persons.
  • If the tenant damaged the rental unit.
  • If the tenant violated the rules with too many occupants.
  • If the tenant committed any other violations of the lease.

If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 10 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • 14 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant harmed or threatened any other persons or if the tenant harmed themselves.
  • 60 Day Notice to Vacate – If the landlord or the tenant is terminating a month-to-month lease or a tenancy of less than one (1) year. This letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write a Maryland 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

The Maryland 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Specify the rule or lease violation;
  4. Indicate how the tenant can remedy the breach;
  5. Enter the date and time when the violation must be cured by;
  6. Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
  7. Include the date the notice is served;
  8. Landlord prints name and signs notice;
  9. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve a Maryland 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

A landlord can deliver notices in Maryland using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion AND mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing;
  3. Mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing;
  4. Sending the notice electronically, if elected by the tenant in writing, via any of the following: email message, text message or electronic tenant portal.

When sending the notice by first class mail, add three (3) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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