Is it legal for my landlord to e-mail a 30 day vacate notice?

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Is it legal for my landlord to e-mail a 30 day vacate notice?

We are on a month-to-month lease. This notice was unsigned. Is this legal to do?

Asked on September 2, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Oregon

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Most states require a written, signed and dated thirty (30) day notice to a tenant ending the tenancy as a requirement for any possible unlawful detainer action and eviction process as opposed to simply e mailing the notice to a tenant by the landlord. Most thirty (30) day notices are sent certified mail, return receipt requested by the landlord to the tenant. When the tenant sign the receipt for the certified mailing, the landlord ends up with the receipt as proof that the notice was sent.

Unless your state allows service of this thirty (30) day notice by e mail to terminate your tenancy, then the service was not effective upon you to start the time to run against you.

My sentiment is that the e mail notice is not effective by the landlord.

Good luck.

 


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