Education for Justice Fact Sheets
By Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and Legal Services State Support
Education for Justice P.O. Box 14246 St. Paul, MN 55114
Notice to Vacate and Ending a Lease
Notice to Vacate
What is a notice to vacate?
A notice to vacate is a letter to end a lease. It can be written by you or by your landlord. There has
to be a written notice to vacate to end any periodic lease, including oral month-to-month leases.
Some leases say you have to give notice even if you plan to move on the lease ending date. The
type of notice required to end a lease depends on the type of lease and the length of the rent
Ending a Month to Month or Other Periodic Lease
With a periodic lease, the rent period begins the day the rent is due and lasts until the rent is due
again. If your rent is due on the first of each month, your rent period runs from the first of the
month to the end of the month. Most periodic leases have a monthly rent period.
To end a pe