30-day notice

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A 30-Day notice is usually used by a landlord to terminate or change a month-to-month lease or a periodic lease. A 30-day notice does not apply to fixed-term leases, as these types of leases impose an obligation upon landlords to comply with the lease for the entirety of the agreed term. However, this is subject to a few exceptions such as in cases where tenants have not paid rent or have consistently breached the terms of the agreement. 

It is important to distinguish a 30-day notice with an eviction. The landlord who provides for a 30 day notice is not evicting his tenant. Instead, the landlord may simply want to amend some terms of the lease, or wishes to terminate the lease- in which case this must be made known to the tenant at least 30 days before the notice takes effect. 

The rules on 30-day notices vary from state to state, with some states having adopted a much lesser notice requirement.

For Month-to-Month leases:

Some States that require Landlords to provide for a 30-Day notice include: 

Other States, that require Landlords to provide more than a 30-day notice include: 

Other States that permit Landlords to provide less than a 30-day notice - depending on the length of tenancy: 

[Last updated in February of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]