Washington D.C. 30 Day Notice To Quit

Last Updated: January 15, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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Washington D.C. 30 Day Notice To Quit is a letter satisfying local requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant must pay the rent balance due or else move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.

When to Use a Washington D.C. 30 Day Notice to Quit

A Washington D.C. 30 Day Notice To Quit begin the eviction process in Washington D.C. when the tenant is late on rent. This notice may be delivered beginning the day after rent is normally due. The tenant must pay the past due balance or else move out within thirty (30) calendar days.

Some types of Washington D.C. 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 Washington D.C. 30 Day Notice To Quit

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

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate and corrective action necessary
  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 Washington D.C. 30 Day Notice To Quit

Washington D.C. landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Quit 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 if no form of hand delivery succeeds, posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door, PLUS delivery by first class mail with postage prepaid

A landlord must provide a termination notice in the tenant’s primary language, if known, and English and Spanish, if not known.

Delivery of posted notice must be proven by a picture with a readable date and time stamp that shows the posted notice. Mailed notice must be sent no more than three (3) calendar days after being posted to the premises. 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.