Pennsylvania 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: January 11, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Pennsylvania 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction of a tenant. This notice applies to tenants with lease term of more than one (1) year who have violated the lease, such as parking in an unauthorized area. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action or else move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Pennsylvania 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

A Pennsylvania 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process in tenancies of more than one (1) year, where the tenant has committed one or more of the following violations:

  • Failure to maintain the rental unit in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Allowing unauthorized occupants to reside in the rental unit
  • Parking in an unauthorized area on the premises
  • Violating any other provisions of the lease

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 30 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 basis upon which the tenancy will terminate
    3. Specify the termination date of the lease or 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 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

    Pennsylvania landlords and tenants 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.