New Hampshire Eviction Notice Forms

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A New Hampshire eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has 7 days to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in New Hampshire.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices, and types of notices for all possible grounds for eviction.

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Information Required for All New Hampshire Notices

All New Hampshire eviction notices must include the reason for the eviction. In addition, it’s a good idea to include the following:

  • The date the tenancy will terminate
  • The tenant’s name and contact information

The landlord will also want to get the tenant’s signature confirming that they received the eviction notice, if the notice was hand-delivered.

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of New Hampshire, landlords can deliver an eviction notice by :

  • Giving a copy to the tenant in person
  • Leaving a copy at the tenant’s last known address

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

7-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent

A landlord is allowed to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent on time.

According to New Hampshire law, rent is considered late the day after it’s due; grace periods, if any, are addressed in the lease/rental agreement.

Once rent is past due, the landlord must provide tenants with a 7-Day Notice to Quit if the landlord wants to file an eviction action with the court. This notice gives the tenant the option to move out within 7 days in order to avoid eviction.

New Hampshire landlords are not required to allow tenants to pay the past-due rent amount in order to avoid eviction, but they can choose to do so; however, if the tenant does pay all past-due rent plus any other required fees, the eviction process will be stopped .

If the tenant does not move out of the rental unit/pay the rent due by the end of the notice period, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent should include whether or not the tenant is allowed to pay the past-due amount by the deadline in the notice in order to avoid eviction.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

30-Day Eviction Notice for Non-Compliance

A tenant can be evicted in New Hampshire if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease/rental agreement.

New Hampshire landlords are not required to allow tenants to correct a lease violation in these instances, but they must provide tenants with a 30-Day Notice to Quit, giving the tenant 30 days to move out of the rental unit in order to avoid eviction.

Typical lease violations under this category could include things like minor damage to the rental property, having too many people residing in the rental unit, and having a pet when there’s a no-pet policy.

Note that illegal activity is not included in this category.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the reason for the eviction.

Get the downloadable 30-Day Eviction Notice for Noncompliance form template below (.pdf direct link).

30-Day Lease Termination Notice for “At-Will” Tenants

In the state of New Hampshire, if tenants “hold over,” or stay in the rental unit after the rental term has expired, then the landlord must give tenants notice before evicting them. This can include tenants without a written lease and week-to-week and month-to-month tenants.

Often this type of eviction applies to tenants who are at the end of their lease and the landlord doesn’t want to renew.

All tenants must be given 30 days’ notice regardless of the length or type of tenancy.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate and the reason for the eviction.

Get the downloadable 30-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).

7-Day Eviction Notice for Substantial Property Damage

A tenant can be evicted in New Hampshire if they cause substantial property damage to the rental unit.

In these instances, the landlord is required to provide the tenant with a 7-Day Notice to Quit, giving the tenant 7 days to move out of the rental unit in order to avoid eviction.

Examples of substantial property damage could include things like tampering with the electrical wiring or damaging the plumbing in the rental unit.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the reason for the eviction.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice for Substantial Property Damage form template below(.pdf direct link).

7-Day Eviction Notice for Failure to Accept Temporary Relocation

A tenant can be evicted in New Hampshire if they refuse to move out of the rental unit temporarily so the landlord can address lead-based paint hazards on the property.

In these cases, the landlord is required to provide the tenant with a 7-Day Notice to Quit, giving the tenant 7 days to move out of the rental unit permanently.

While the relocation during the lead-paint abatement would have been temporary, if the tenant refuses to move into alternate housing during the abatement process, the landlord can permanently evict the tenant.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the reason for the eviction.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice for Failure to Accept Temporary Relocation form template below (.pdf direct link).

30-Day Eviction Notice for Failure to Prepare Rental Unit for Treatment

A tenant can be evicted in New Hampshire for failing to prepare their rental unit for necessary rodent or insect treatments.

This is a valid reason for eviction if all of the following are true:

  • The tenant received written notice from the landlord explaining what actions the tenant needs to take to prepare for remediation
  • The tenant has been given enough time to perform the requested actions, and
  • The tenant has intentionally failed to comply

Landlords who find themselves in these situations are required to provide tenants with a 30-Day Notice to Quit, giving tenants 30 days to move out of the rental unit in order to avoid eviction.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the reason for the eviction.

Get the downloadable 30-Day Eviction Notice for Failure to Prepare Rental Unit for Treatment form template below (.pdf direct link).

7-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity

Tenants who threaten the health/safety of other tenants, the landlord, or the landlord’s agent, must be given 7 days’ written notice before the landlord can proceed with an eviction action.

New Hampshire state law doesn’t specify which criminal acts are included under endangering others’ “health” or “safety.”

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The eviction notice should include the reason for the eviction.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity form template below (.pdf direct link).