It is essential to outline your Lease Termination Letter correctly. It’s always important to ensure that your legal document is well-written.
Don’t make any mistakes when writing your document, or you may not be able to end your lease agreement.
Follow the instructions below to write your document:
Type of Agreement: Before beginning, review the type of rental agreement you have. Is it a standard lease or a month-to-month lease? That way, you know exactly what to include.
Names of parties involved: Write down the name of those involved. In other words, the landlord and the tenant.
Information about the lease: Include the date when the original lease came into effect, as well as when the final day of the contract will be.
The motive for the termination: Choose the reason the rental agreement is coming to an end. It is important to give a reason as to why you are terminating the agreement.
Forwarding address: Ensure there is a forwarding address where the security deposit can go.
Signatures: Sign the document and then have it delivered to the tenant or landlord.
Ensure this document is signed and delivered with the correct amount of notice.
Have the receipt signed by the person who delivers the notice if you aren’t the one doing so.
Lease Termination Letter to Landlord Example
It is always a good idea to go over an example of a document before you begin to create your own.
Here you can see an example, to give you an idea of what to include in your Lease Termination Letter or Early Lease Termination Letter from a tenant to a landlord.
Have a look at the sample below:
[your name and address]
[Name of the landlord & official address, as written in the lease]
Re: Notice to Vacate
This letter will represent written notice of my intention to leave my apartment on [date], the end of my current lease. I am doing so because [include the reason].
Please recall that I made a security deposit of $______ on [date]. I expect the deposit to be returned in full, as I have left the apartment in good condition.
Lease Termination Letter to Tenant Example
We also provide a sample letter to landlords who want to notify their tenants of the termination of a lease agreement.
Read the example below.
[Your name and address]
[Name of the tenant & official address, as written in the lease]
Re: Notice to Vacate
You are hereby notified to vacate the property on or before [final day].
Failure to do so within ______ days or refusal to pay rent will result in legal proceedings to evict you from the property.
You have the responsibility of paying all present and future rent due under the current lease.
I appreciate your assistance.