A Virginia 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate evicts a tenant for a lease violation, such as failing to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action or else move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.
When To Use a Virginia 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
A Virginia 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins an eviction in these situations:
- If the tenant failed to maintain the rental unit in a clean and sanitary manner
- If the tenant allowed unauthorized occupants to reside in the rental unit
- If the tenant parked in an unauthorized area on the premises
- If the tenant violated any other provisions of the lease
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 To Comply or Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:
- Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
- Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate
- 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 Virginia 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
Virginia landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Comply or 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, PLUS delivery by first class mail with certificate of mailing
- 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.