Termination of a lease agreement before its due time has its own fair share of consequences. Whether the reasons to terminate are legally protected or not, you need to write a notice to vacate. This is a legal document issued by either a landlord or a tenant expressing the intention to terminate their lease agreement.
For a Notice to vacate to be valid, it must have a specified lead time. This is the period of time within which the tenant is allowed to prepare to vacate. This lead time varies from one state to another and ranges from as little as 3 days to 30 days.
We have prepared an extensive guide on how to write a notice to vacate that is useful to both tenants and landlords. Read it to gain insights on how to go about the process of issuing a notice to vacate.