Vermont Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 31, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Vermont eviction notice form is a legal demand for a tenant to comply with the terms of the rental agreement or else move out of the premises. Vermont landlords may deliver an eviction notice because of unpaid rent, lease violations, or illegal activity on the rental property.

Types of Vermont Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
14 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
14 Day Notice To Vacate Illegal Activity No
30-60 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Tenancy of 2 Years or Less

Sale of the Premises

No

Vermont 14 Day Notice To Quit

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A Vermont 14 Day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent. In Vermont, a landlord can file this notice the day after rent is due, with no grace period for the tenant. The tenant must pay all past due rent or else move out within fourteen (14) calendar days.

Vermont 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

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A Vermont 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate demands correction of a lease violation that is “curable” i.e., the tenant gets a chance to fix the situation rather than be evicted. A curable lease violation might include failure to maintain health and safety on the rental property, interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, or refusing lawful entry to the landlord. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action or move out within thirty (30) calendar days.

Vermont 14 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Vermont 14 Day Notice To Vacate evicts a tenant for illegal activity, such as a crime or a significant civil violation. The tenant is not allowed a chance for corrective action, and must move out within fourteen (14) calendar days.

Vermont 30-60 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Vermont 30 Day Notice To Vacate is delivered by either party to terminate a tenancy of two (2) years or less that has a written lease, including a month-to-month lease or an expired lease. A landlord who is selling the property may also use this notice to terminate a rental arrangement without a written lease, regardless of length, except for a month-to-month tenancy.

The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination. Tenancies over two (2) years, and month-to-month tenancies on an unwritten lease, require sixty (60) days of notice, instead.

How To Write an Eviction Notice in Vermont       

To help ensure the legal compliance of an eviction notice:

  1. Use the tenant’s full name and address
  2. Specify the lease violation as well as any balance due
  3. Specify the date of termination
  4. Print name and sign the notice, including the landlord’s address of record
  5. Note 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Vermont

The “clock” for an eviction notice period starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and begin court action as of June 30th, delivery of the eviction notice must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the notice period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. This is called the “next judicial day;” in other words, the next day a courthouse is open.

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in Vermont  

Vermont landlords may deliver an eviction notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. ONLY after authorization from a court: Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door
  4. ONLY after authorization from a court: Publication in a certified newspaper of record

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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.

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