Notices to Vacate and Ending a Lease
Notices 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 period.
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 periodic lease, like a month-to-month lease, either you or your landlord must give proper
written notice at least one full rent period before the move-out date. So, th