Virginia 30 Day Notice of Termination

Last Updated: January 31, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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Virginia 30 Day Notice of Termination evicts a tenant for a repeat lease violation or committing a willful, criminal act on the premises. The tenant is not given an opportunity to take corrective action, and must move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Virginia 30 Day Notice of Termination

A Virginia 30 Day Notice of Termination begins an eviction in these situations:

  • If the tenant repeats a  violation for which there has been a previous notice of noncompliance (or one substantially similar)
  • If the tenant commits a willful, criminal act that threatens the health or safety of other persons on the premises

Some types of Virginia 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 Virginia 30 Day Notice of Termination

    To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice of Termination:

    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 Virginia 30 Day Notice of Termination

    Virginia landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice of Termination using any of these methods:

      1. Hand delivery to the other party
      2. Hand delivery to a person at least age 16 on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
      3. Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door, PLUS delivery by first class mail with a certificate of mailing

      To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.

      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.