Pennsylvania 10 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: January 30, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

Pennsylvania 10 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for illegal drug activity on the premises. The tenant is not given an opportunity to take corrective action, and must move out within ten (10) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Pennsylvania 10 Day Notice To Vacate

A Pennsylvania 10 Day Notice To Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Manufacture, distribution or sale of controlled substances
  • Having illegal drugs seized from the premises by law enforcement

Some types of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 10 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. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. 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 Pennsylvania 10 Day Notice To Vacate

Pennsylvania landlords may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door
  3. Leaving the notice at the principal building on the premises

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.