An Oregon 30 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to terminate a month-to-month or fixed-term lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.
When To Use an Oregon 30 Day Notice To Vacate
An Oregon 30-Day Notice To Vacate applies to the following rental situations:
- Tenant only: Terminating a month-to-month or fixed term lease, at any time
- Landlord only: Terminating a month-to-month or fixed-term lease, during the first year of tenancy
- Terminating a rental situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly
- Terminating an expired lease
- Terminating a tenancy due to government order regarding safety or regulatory compliance
- Terminating a tenancy after the rental property is sold, only when all of the following apply:
- The tenant occupies the same building or property as the landlord’s primary residence
- The building or property has two (2) dwelling units or fewer
- The dwelling is purchased separately from any other rental unit, by a person who intends to occupy the rental unit as a primary residence
- The landlord has provided notice and written evidence of the offer to purchase within 120 days of accepting the purchase offer
Sale of premises that does not meet all necessary criteria must use a 90 Day Notice To Vacate, instead.
Some types of Oregon 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 Oregon 30 Day Notice To Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:
- Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
- 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 Oregon 30 Day Notice To Vacate
Oregon landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:
- Hand delivery to the other party
- Delivery by first class mail
- Only if agreed by both parties: Delivery by first class mail AND posting to the property
To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.