Vermont 14 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: March 6, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

Vermont 14 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for committing a criminal act on the premises or threatening violence against other persons. The tenant is not given an opportunity to take corrective action, and must move out within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Vermont 14 Day Notice To Vacate

A 14 Day Notice To Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Involvement in illegal drug activity
  • Committing a criminal act on the premises
  • Threatening violence or the health and safety of other persons

Some types of Vermont 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 Vermont 14 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 Vermont 14 Day Notice To Vacate

Vermont landlords may deliver a Notice To Vacate in writing, using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant, at the tenant’s last known address
  2. Mailing to the tenant’s last known address, by first-class or certified mail

With mailed notice, Vermont law presumes the tenant has received it after three (3) calendar days, unless there is evidence to the contrary.

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.