A Vermont 7 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to terminate a week-to-week tenancy with a written lease, or any week-to-week tenancy in a shared dwelling. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the date of termination.
When To Use a Vermont 7 Day Notice To Vacate
A Vermont 7 Day Notice To Vacate ends a week-to-week tenancy with a written lease, and a week-to-week tenancy in a shared dwelling regardless of whether the lease is written. A shared dwelling is defined as one where the tenant shares a living room, kitchen or bathroom with other inhabitants.
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 7 Day Notice To Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:
Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
Fill in the full address of the rental premises
Provide updated/current address and phone number information
Print name and sign the notice
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 7 Day Notice To Vacate
Vermont landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:
Hand delivery to the other party
Hand delivery to a person of suitable age on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
ONLY after authorization from a court: Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door
ONLY after authorization from a court: Publication in a certified newspaper of record
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.
Termination for no cause under terms of written rental agreement. If there is a written rental agreement, the notice to terminate for no cause shall be at least 30 days before the end or expiration of the stated term of the rental agreement if the tenancy has continued for two years or less. The notice to terminate for no cause shall be at least 60 days before the end or expiration of the term of the rental agreement if the tenancy has continued for more than two years. If there is a written week-to-week rental agreement, the notice to terminate for no cause shall be at least seven days; however, a notice to terminate for nonpayment of rent shall be as provided in subsection (a) of this section
Termination of shared occupancy. A rental arrangement whereby a person rents to another individual one or more rooms in his or her personal residence that includes the shared use of any of the common living spaces, such as the living room, kitchen, or bathroom, may be terminated by either party by providing actual notice to the other of the date the rental agreement shall terminate, which shall be at least 15 days after the date of actual notice if the rent is payable monthly and at least seven days after the date of actual notice if the rent is payable weekly.
Personal Service Within the State. The summons and complaint shall be served together. Personal service within the state shall be made as follows:
(1) Upon an individual by delivering a copy of the summons and of the complaint to the individual personally or by leaving copies thereof at the individual’s dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion then residing therein or by delivering a copy of the summons and of the complaint to an agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process, provided that if the agent is one designated by statute to receive service, such further notice as the statute requires shall be given. The court, on motion, upon a showing that service as prescribed above cannot be made with due diligence, may order service to be made by leaving a copy of the summons and of the complaint at the defendant’s dwelling house or usual place of abode, or to be made by publication pursuant to subdivision (g) of this rule, if the court deems publication to be more effective.