Pennsylvania 30 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: January 11, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Pennsylvania 30 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a lease with a term of more than one (1) year. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) days before the date of termination.

When To Use a Pennsylvania 30 Day Notice To Vacate

A landlord or a tenant may use a Pennsylvania 30-Day Notice to Vacate to terminate a lease with a term of more than one (1) year. This notice may also be used for tenancies of more than one (1) year that are now operating under an expired lease.

A Pennsylvania 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates the following types of tenancy:

  • A lease with a term of more than one (1) year
  • A tenancy of more than one (1) year, now operating on an expired 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 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 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 Vacate

Pennsylvania landlords and tenants 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.