New Hampshire Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 11, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A New Hampshire eviction notice form is a legal demand for a tenant to comply with the terms of the rental agreement or else move out of the premises. New Hampshire landlords may deliver an eviction notice because of unpaid rent, lease violations, or illegal activity on the rental property.

Types of New Hampshire Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
7 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Maybe
7 Day Notice To Vacate Lead Based Paint Hazard /

Illegal Activity

No
30 Day Notice To Quit Good Cause No
30 Day Notice To Vacate End of / No Lease No

New Hampshire 7 Day Notice To Quit

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A New Hampshire 7 Day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent. In New Hampshire, a landlord can file this notice the day after rent is due, with no grace period for the tenant. The tenant must pay all past due rent or else move out within seven (7) calendar days.

New Hampshire 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

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A New Hampshire 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate demands correction of a lease violation that is “curable,” i.e., the tenant gets a chance to fix the situation rather than be evicted. A curable lease violation might include failure to maintain health and safety on the rental property, interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, or refusal to allow lawful entry by the landlord.

The landlord gets to choose whether or not to let tenants cure the issue. If the landlord decides against it, or if the tenants don’t take appropriate corrective action, they must move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.

New Hampshire 7 Day Notice To Vacate

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A New Hampshire 7 Day Notice To Vacate evicts a tenant for an “incurable” lease violation, i.e., one which the tenant is not allowed to restore through corrective action. This is most commonly damaging the property substantially or threatening the health and safety of other persons.

This notice is also used when the tenant refuses temporary relocation for the landlord to address a lead based paint hazard.

The tenant must move out within seven (7) calendar days of receiving notice.

New Hampshire 30 Day Notice To Quit

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A New Hampshire 30 Day Notice To Quit terminates a lease when a tenant refuses to sign an amendment to the lease agreement, such as a rent increase. This form of notice is also used when then landlord has an economic or business reason to end the tenancy that constitutes legal good cause. The tenant must move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.

New Hampshire 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A New Hampshire 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a periodic tenancy (e.g., week-to-week or month-to-month) or a fixed-term lease, as well as an expired lease or a situation with no written lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.

How To Write an Eviction Notice in New Hampshire

To help ensure the legal compliance of an eviction notice:

  1. Use the tenant’s full name and address
  2. Specify the lease violation as well as any balance due
  3. Specify the date of termination
  4. Print name and sign the notice, including the landlord’s address of record
  5. Note the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Calculate Expiration Date in New Hampshire

The “clock” for an eviction notice period starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and begin court action as of June 30th, delivery of the eviction notice must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the notice period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. This is called the “next judicial day;” in other words, the next day a courthouse is open.

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in New Hampshire  

New Hampshire landlords may deliver an eviction notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises

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