No, sorry. A legally compliant, legally served, written notice is the only way to provide enforceable 30 day notice, assuming 30 day notice is the appropriate notice for your purpose. If done solely by mail, an extra 3 days is required to be added to allow for the mailing. Questions? Review it with a local landlord-tenant attorney. Good luck.
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Typically not, and so I agree with Mr. Abbott, with a few small caveats:
If you're the tenant (your question doesn't say) and you give a technically defective notice, your landlord may accept the notice and require you to vacate when you said that you would. Of course, you would be safer to have given the proper notice and you might want to seek clarity in writing from your landlord that they've received your notice and that they agree your lease will terminate on whatever date.
If you're the landlord, and you give a defective notice, there's still a chance that your tenants will leave when you asked them to. If so, problem solved. However, if they don't, you'll be stuck starting over providing an appropriate notice or risk bringing an eviction action in court, losing, and having your tenants remain while you're stuck paying their attorney fees (and still having to start over with the correct notice).
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