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Landlord's Notice Terminating Tenancy


Overview
- The Landlord's Notice Terminating Tenancy is a form letter to be used by a landlord terminating a tenant's month-to-month tenancy.
- Written notice of termination of the month-to-month tenancy is almost always legally required.  Take care to provide the notice within the required time limits and in the proper manner.
- In most states, a tenant occupying a property without a written lease, or occupying the property after the term of the written lease has expired, is on a "month-to-month" tenancy.  The law in the state where the property is located will control the period of notice required before the termination can become effective and how the notice must be given.
- If you are unsure of the law in your state, the notice should be given at least thirty days before the termination date.  This should satisfy the law in most states.  In some states, the notice must be given before the first day of the month, to be effective on the first day of the following month.
- The delivery of the notice must comply with both the lease and with local law.  Consult with your local attorney to determine the legal requirements for termination notice in your state.  
- Be aware that if the tenant refuses to vacate the premises, properly given notice is usually a prerequisite to successfully completing an action for eviction (sometimes called an "unlawful detainer" action). 

When You Need It
- Used by a landlord to inform a tenant that the landlord is terminating a tenant's month-to month tenancy.


Getting Started

You will need:
- Name and address of the tenant.
- Description of the leased premises.
- Determine the date the termination is to take place.
- Determine whether the security deposit, if any was paid, will be handled.


When to Review and Revise 
- To correct the information contained in the notice.
- To draft another Notice Terminating Tenancy