North Carolina 2 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: March 15, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A North Carolina 2 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to terminate a week-to-week lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least two (2) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a North Carolina 2 Day Notice To Vacate

A North Carolina 2 Day Notice To Vacate ends a week-to-week lease, or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. Either the landlord or the tenant may deliver this notice, as appropriate.

Some types of North Carolina lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a North Carolina 2 Day Notice To Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. Complete the certificate of service by indicating 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 Serve a North Carolina 2 Day Notice To Vacate

North Carolina law is not specific on requirements for serving a Notice To Vacate, so landlords and tenants may use any method which conveys the necessary information in an effective manner. The following methods, used for serving official court business, represent the legal gold standard in the state:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age and discretion at the other party’s address, who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. Delivery by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed and delivered to the other party

Mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.