Pennsylvania 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: January 30, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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A Pennsylvania 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction, in periodic tenancies and leases with a term of (1) year or less, against a tenant for a lease violation. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action or move out within fifteen (15) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Pennsylvania 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

A Pennsylvania 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Failure to maintain the rental unit in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Occupancy violations
  • Parking in an unauthorized are
  • Other violations of the lease
This form of notice only applies to periodic tenancies (e.g., week-to-week or month-to-month) and leases with a term of one (1) year or less. For longer tenancies, the 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate applies instead.

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 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or 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, and the corrective action(s) required to avoid termination
  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 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Pennsylvania landlords may deliver a Notice To Comply or 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.