Virginia Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 31, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Virginia lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.

Types of Virginia Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
7 Day Notice To Vacate Weekly
30 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Yearly

Virginia 7 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Virginia 7 Day Notice To Vacate provides notice to terminate a week-to-week lease. This form may also serve as notice of non-renewal with no lease or an expired lease, if the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.

Virginia 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Virginia 30 Day Notice To Vacate form provides notice to terminate most tenancies, including month-to-month tenancies. This form may also serve as notice of non-renewal with no lease or an expired lease, if the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Virginia

To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:

  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. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Virginia

The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter 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 period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Virginia

Virginia landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person at least age 16 who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place on the premises, PLUS mailed notice by first class mail including a certificate of mailing

Mailed notice extends the notice period by (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

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