Tenant Notice Termination Law Chart Ė Partial Summary (FREE)

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This is the most comprehensive summary eviction notice termination law guide available on the Internet and for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  It has been meticulously double checked and includes links to each stateís statute, not a blog or newspaper column filler.  This chart gives a thumbnail of each states most commonly encountered eviction notice termination statutes.  There may be other reasons for tenant termination in your particular state.  Also, a thumbnail is not necessarily a complete restatement of all of the requirements that may exist.  For this reason, we have linked each thumbnail to the state statute that we have found on the subject.

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State

Nonpayment of rent

Breach of lease other than rent

Non-default termination by landlord

Non-default termination
by tenant

Remarks

Alabama

 

Alabama Code *Available to members only

7 days

14 days

*Available to members only

7 days for week to week tenancy, 30 days for month to month tenancy

*Available to members only

Alaska

 

Alaska Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

7 days

7 days

*Available to members only

One month

*Available to members only

Arizona

 

Ariz. Revised Code Secs *Available to members only

5 days

10 days, 5 days for breach creating hazard to health and safety

*Available to members only

Ten days if week to week tenancy, 30 days if month to month tenancy

*Available to members only

California

 

Cal. Civil Code Secs. *Available to members only

3 days.

3 days.

*Available to members only

At least as long before end of a term as the length of the term itself not less than 7 days nor more than 30.  If month to month, 30 days at any time

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Colorado

 

Col. Revised Statutes *Available to members only

3 days

3 days

*Available to members only

One year or more, 3 months before expiration; if 6 months, one month; if one month or longer but less than 6 months, 10 days; less than one month or tenancy at will, 3 days; less than one week, one day.

*Available to members only

Connecticut

 

Conn. General Statutes Sec. *Available to members only

3 days non-curable, served after default of nine days beyond grace period, if any.

3 days non-curable, served after default of nine days beyond grace period, if any.

*Available to members only

Notice to quit served at least three days before end of periodic term

*Available to members only

Delaware

 

Delaware Code Title25, Secs. *Available to members only

5 days

7days

*Available to members only

60 days

*Available to members only

District of Columbia

 

*Available to members only

30 days

30 days

*Available to members only

30 days

*Available to members only

Florida

 

Florida Statutes Secs.

*Available to members only

3 days

7 days

*Available to members only

Year to year, 60 days; quarter to quarter, 30 days; month to month, 15 days; week to week, 7 days, all prior to the end of any rental period.

*Available to members only

Georgia

 

Georgia Code Secs. *Available to members only

Landlord may proceed to dispossessory proceedings immediately upon tenantís failure to surrender possession upon demand, but tenant may redeem by tendering rent within 7 days of service of summons.

No statute

*Available to members only

30 days

*Available to members only

Hawaii

 

Revised Statutes Secs *Available to members only

5 days

10 days

*Available to members only

28 days

*Available to members only

Idaho

 

Idaho Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

3 days

3 days

*Available to members only

30 days

*Available to members only

Illinois

 

Illinois Cons. Stats. Secs. *Available to members only

5 days

10 days

*Available to members only

30 days month to month, 7 days week to week.

*Available to members only

Indiana

 

Indiana Code Secs. *Available to members only

10 days

Reasonable time to cure breach

*Available to members only

One month

*Available to members only

Iowa

 

Iowa Code Secs. *Available to members only

3 days

7 days

*Available to members only

Week to week, 10 days; Month to month, 30 days before a periodic rental date; longer than month to month, 30 days before next expiration date

*Available to members only

Kansas

 

Kansas Statutes Secs.  *Available to members only

On tri-monthly period, 10 days; On less than tri-monthly period, 3 days

14 days

*Available to members only

Week to week, 7 days; month to month, 30 days, but only 15 days if tenant is in military service.

*Available to members only

Kentucky

 

Kentucky Revised Statute Secs. *Available to members only

7 days

14 days

*Available to members only

Week to week, 7 days; month to month, 30 days.  Each before periodic rental date.

*Available to members only

Louisiana

 

Louisiana Civ. Code, Article *Available to members only

Come back to later, cannot navigate code or find brochure or pamphlet

 

*Available to members only

Month to month, 10 days before end of term; week to week, 5 days before end of term; less than one week, any time before end of term.

*Available to members only

Maine

 

Maine Revised Statutes *Available to members only

7 days, notice may only be served on rent which is already 7 days in arrears.

7 days, on failure to maintain or nuisance.

*Available to members only

30 days, with exceptions

*Available to members only

Maryland

 

Maryland Code, Real Property, Secs. *Available to members only

Landlord may proceed directly to District Court for order of repossession, and tenant may redeem by tendering all rent and expenses.

30 days non-curable, 14 days non-curable if imminent danger to health or safety.

*Available to members only

30 days

*Available to members only

Massachusetts

 

Mass. General Laws Ch. 186, Secs. *Available to members only

14 days

No specific remedy by statute.

*Available to members only

Three months, but if the rent reserved is payable at periods of less than three months, the time of such notice is sufficient if it is equal to the interval between the days of payment or thirty days, whichever is longer.

*Available to members only

Michigan

 

Michigan Compiled Laws *Available to members only

7 days

No specific remedy by statute.

*Available to members only

30 days

*Available to members only

Minnesota

 

Minnesota Statutes *Available to members only

14 days

No specific remedy by statute.

*Available to members only

Notice must be at least as long as the rent period or three months, whichever is less, e.g., month to month, one month; week to week, one week.

*Available to members only

Mississippi

 

Mississippi Code *Available to members only

3 days

30 days

*Available to members only

30 days if month to month, 7 days if week to week.

*Available to members only

Missouri

 

Mo. Revised Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

Landlord may have summons upon failure to pay after demand, but tenant may redeem and pay rent in arrears up to date of trial.

10 days

*Available to members only

30 days ending on or before a periodic rental date.

*Available to members only

Montana

 

Montana Code Secs. *Available to members only

3 days

14 days in general, 3 days for unauthorized pets or occupants.

*Available to members only

Month to month, 30 days; week to week, 7 days

*Available to members only

Nebraska

 

Nebraska Revised Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

3 days

14 days

*Available to members only

Week to week, 7 days; month to month, 30 days.  Notice must expire on or before periodic rent payment date.

*Available to members only

Nevada

 

Nevada Revised Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

5 days

5 days, but tenant has only 3 days after service to comply and redeem tenancy.

*Available to members only

Week to week, 7 days; all others, 30 days.

*Available to members only

New Hampshire

 

NH Revised Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

7 days

30 days for causes specified in statute.

*Available to members only

30 days, 7 days in certain circumstances.

*Available to members only

 

 

 

*Available to members only

 

*Available to members only

New Jersey

 

New Jersey Permanent Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

Come back to this later, code on line useless.

 

*Available to members only

 

*Available to members only

New Mexico

 

NM Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

3 days

7 days, but three days for unauthorized occupant.

*Available to members only

Week to week, 7 days; month to month, 30 days

*Available to members only

New York

 

N.Y. RPP, Article 7, Secs. *Available to members only

Come back to this later, cannot find

 

*Available to members only

30 days

*Available to members only

North Carolina

 

NC General Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

10 days

Unspecified demand for possession if provided by written lease.

*Available to members only

Week to week, 2 days; month to month, 7 days; year to year, one month, all given at least that long before end of period.

*Available to members only

North Dakota

 

ND Century Code Secs. *Available to members only

Come back to this, cannot find

 

*Available to members only

At least as long before end of rental period as the length of the rental period, not to exceed 30 days.  Month to month tenancy may be terminated at any time on 30 days notice.

*Available to members only

Ohio

 

Ohio Revised Code Secs. *Available to members only

3 days

3 days

*Available to members only

Week to week, 7 days; month to month 30 days.

*Available to members only

Oklahoma

 

OK Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

5 days, which may be served before or after dispossession proceedings have started.

10 days if landlord elects to enter at the expiration of notice and cure breach himself; 15 days if the landlord elects to declare a forfeiture if the tenant fails to cure within 10 days; no notice required if tenant fails to repair a condition that affects health and safety as soon as possible.

*Available to members only

30 days if month to month; 7 days if less than month to month.

*Available to members only

Oregon

 

OR Revised Statutes Secs.  *Available to members only

When the tenancy is a week-to-week tenancy, at least 72 hoursí written notice of nonpayment and the landlordís intention to terminate the rental agreement if the rent is not paid within that period. The landlord may give this notice no sooner than on the fifth day of the rental period, including the first day the rent is due.  For all other tenancies: At least 72 hoursí written notice of nonpayment and the landlordís intention to terminate the rental agreement if the rent is not paid within that period. The landlord may give this notice no sooner than on the eighth day of the rental period, including the first day the rent is due; or at least 144 hoursí written notice of nonpayment and the landlordís intention to terminate the rental agreement if the rent is not paid within that period. The landlord may give this notice no sooner than on the fifth day of the rental period, including the first day the rent is due.

A designated date at least 14 days after delivery of notice to cure.

*Available to members only

Year to year, 60 days; month to month, 30 days

*Available to members only

Pennsylvania

 

68 Penn. Rev. Statutes Sec. *Available to members only

10 days

15 days if lease for less than one year or periodic, 30 days if lease for one year or more.

*Available to members only

15 days if lease for less than one year or periodic, 30 days if lease for one year or more.

*Available to members only

Rhode Island

 

RI General Laws Secs. *Available to members only

5 days served no sooner than 15 days after rent is in arrears.

A notice specifying the breach and demanding cure within 20 days of the date of mailing or forfeiture to occur not less than 21 days from date of mailing.

*Available to members only

Week to week, served at least 10 days before date specified for termination; month to month, served at least 30 days before date specified for termination;

*Available to members only

South Carolina

 

South Carolina Code Secs. *Available to members only

5 days

14 days

*Available to members only

Week to week, 7 days; month to month, 30 days.

*Available to members only

South Dakota

 

South Dakota Codified Laws Secs. *Available to members only

3 days

Reasonable notice to cure

*Available to members only

Notice at least as long before the conclusion of each rental period as the length of the period itself.

*Available to members only

Tennessee

 

TN Code Secs. *Available to members only

14 days notice to cure and termination on 30th day after service if not cured.

14 days notice to cure and termination on 30th day after service if not cured.

*Available to members only

Week to week, 10 days; month to month, 30 days.

*Available to members only

Texas

 

Texas Property Code Secs. *Available to members only

3 days.  If lease provides for time to cure, such time must be provided before eviction notice may be given.

3 days.  If lease provides for time to cure, such time must be provided before eviction notice may be given.

*Available to members only

Month to month, 30 days; other rental periods, notice as long as the rental period itself.

*Available to members only

Utah

 

Utah Code Sec. *Available to members only

3 days

3 days

*Available to members only

15 days

*Available to members only

Vermont

 

Vermont Statutes, Title 9, Sec. *Available to members only

14 days.

30 days, 14 days for criminal activity on the premises

*Available to members only

Not specified.

*Available to members only

Virginia

 

Virginia Code Secs. *Available to members only

5 days

None, but landlord may proceed in court for determination of right of reentry.

*Available to members only

 

*Available to members only

Washington

 

WA Revised Code Secs. *Available to members only

3 days

10 days

*Available to members only

30 days before end of rental period

*Available to members only

West Virginia

 

WV Code Secs. *Available to members only

None specified, but landlord may proceed with action in ejectment or unlawful detainer.  If tenant pays all rent plus costs before trial, tenancy is redeemed.

None specified.

*Available to members only

Year to year, one years notice, other, notice at least as long as, and to terminate upon, end of rental period.

*Available to members only

Wisconsin

 

Wisconsin Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

5 days.  30 days in case of lease for one year or more.  A month to month tenancy is terminated if a notice of termination is given at least 14 days after rent is in default.

5 days.  30 days in case of lease for one year or more.

*Available to members only

28 days

*Available to members only

Wyoming

 

Wyoming Statutes Secs. *Available to members only

3 days unconditional demand for possession when rent at least 3 days in arrears

3 days unconditional demand for possession for failure to maintain

*Available to members only

No statute

*Available to members only

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