An Ohio 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacateis a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for failing to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.
When To Use an Ohio 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
An Ohio 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process when the tenant has violated health and safety standards.
Some types of Ohio 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 an Ohio 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:
Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate
Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
Fill in the full address of the rental premises
Provide updated/current address and phone number information
Print name and sign the notice
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 an Ohio 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
Ohio landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Comply or Vacate using any of these methods:
Hand delivery to the other party
Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door
Delivery by certified mail
To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.
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.
If the tenant fails to fulfill any obligation imposed upon him by section 5321.05 of the Revised Code that materially affects health and safety, other than the obligation described in division (A)(9) of that section, the landlord may deliver a written notice of this fact to the tenant specifying the act or omission that constitutes noncompliance with the pertinent obligations and specifying that the rental agreement will terminate upon a date specified in the notice, not less than thirty days after receipt of the notice. If the tenant fails to remedy the condition specified in the notice, the rental agreement shall terminate as provided in the notice.
For the possession of which the action is about to be brought, three or more days before beginning the action, by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by handing a written copy of the notice to the defendant in person, or by leaving it at the defendant’s usual place of abode or at the premises from which the defendant is sought to be evicted.
(D) Time: additional time after service by mail or commercial carrier service. Whenever a party has the right or is required to do some act or take some proceedings within a prescribed period after the service of a notice or other document upon that party and the notice or paper is served upon that party by mail or commercial carrier service under Civ.R. 5(B)(2)(c) or (d), three days shall be added to the prescribed period. This division does not apply to responses to service of summons under Civ.R. 4 through Civ.R. 4.6.