Landlord Basics: 30 Day Notice or Termination of Tenancy Notice

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(This post is part of our “Landlord Basics” series, which seeks to help the new landlord / investor understand some of the basics of tenant relations and property management. Click here to view the entire Landlord Basics archive.)

At some point, it will be time to tell a tenant that it's time to part ways.  The 30 Day Notice, or Termination of Tenancy Notice,  must be issued to the tenant to begin the process of removing a tenant from the property, unless you are evicting due to non payment.  If you are evicting due to non payment, you will want to issue a 3 Day Notice, or Notice to Pay Or Quit, prior to issueing a 30 Day Notice.

Before we get into the meat of how 30 Day Notices work, please note that this is written based on the laws in my local jurisdiction.  Please consult your lawyer prior to initiating any legal action against a tenant!

The 30 Day Notice will be similar to the Letter of Violation, becuase you are expecting the tenant to complete an action based on their violation of the lease.  In this instance, however, you are asking them to remove themselves from the premesis as opposed to pay a fine or some other such action.

Read the rest of the article here.

Update: You can now download a sample Termination of Tenancy Form.

Andrew Schultz is a real estate agent and property manager located in the Western New York area.  His articles on real estate investing and property management can be found at


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