30 Day Notice to Landlord 2022 (guide +4 samples)

This post covers a 30 Day Notice to Landlord.

There is a lot of planning to do before you decide it’s time to leave your rental house.

In addition to looking for a new apartment, packing up, and completing your moving arrangements you must inform your landlord of your move-out intentions.

How can you effectively do that? SEND 30 Day’s Notice to your Landlord.

Ooh! what did I say? SEND? sorry, I think I should say WRITE (of course you will first need to WRITE your notice, then SEND it to your landlord)

Daunting where to start?

Don’t worry, here I will guide you on;

  • what is a 30-Day Notice Landlord
  • why 30 Day Notice to the Landlord is necessary
  • when to give 30 Day Notice to Landlord
  • what happens if you don’t give a 30-day notice to Landlord
  • how to write 30 Day Notice to Landlord.
  • different samples of 30-Day Notice to Landlord
    • Friendly 30-Day Notice to Landlord
    • simple 30-Day Notice to Landlord
    • template of a 30-day notice to the landlord
    • sample letter to landlord moving out
    • etc.

Now let’s dive right in

What is a 30 Day Notice to Landlord

A 30-Day Notice to the Landlord is a formal statement of facts written by the tenant to the landlord to inform the landlord of the intention of ending the lease and vacating the rental premises within 30 days from the date of receiving the notice.

Why 30 Day Notice to Landlord

The 30-Day Notice to the Landlord is necessary because it gives a landlord enough time to find a new tenant.

When you provide your notice, you’re starting your plan to leave your existing residence. This permits the landlord to list the house while you’re still living there, shortening the time between your exit and the entrance of someone else.

30-Day Notice to Landlord will give the right to the landlord to show the house to another person while you are still living in it, but in all instances, he is required to notify you before entering.

You may learn more about the ‘landlord’s right to enter’ form SFG artilce here

Further, 30 Day Notice to the Landlord exonerates the tenant from the future rent and utility liabilities and gives him enough time to look for a new place to live, pack, and finalize moving preparations.

Lastly, 30 Day Notice helps in the maintenance of your landlord-tenant relationship, which is crucial when it comes to getting the tenant’s security deposit back.

When to give 30 Day Notice to Landlord

Generally, the right time to give a 30 Day Notice to the Landlord is 30 days before you move out. For example, if you are planning to move on 31/03/2022 the last date to give your 30-day notice is 1/03/2022.

Through your 30 day notice, the landlord will assume that the house will be empty from 1/04/2022.

Although your lease will specify the procedures for ending your lease, it’s usually a good idea to give your landlord your 30-day notice as soon as possible.

If you better predict that you won’t be able to offer 30-day notice, let your landlord know as soon as possible. Explain your challenges and see what they think. Due to the circumstances, he may be able to get away with giving a shorter notice.

What happens if you don’t give a 30-day notice?

When you don’t give a 30-day notice, you may be required to pay the rent and all utilities for the next month (s).

In case you didn’t provide a 30-day notice and decided to move the landlord may terminate the lease and you may be liable to pay fines, fees, and any other liability stipulated in your lease agreement.

Depending on your lease agreement, not giving notice may also automatic renew the lease thus will be bound with all times and conditions of the lease.

To avoid unnecessary inconveniences, I advise you to read and understand every provision of your lease agreement before doing anything relating to your tenancy.

How to write 30 Day Notice to Landlord

A 30 Day Notice to the landlord is typically written in a business letter format. To write a proper notice, make sure your notice contains all required information, concentrate on the details of your move, pay special attention to the dates, and keep it brief and relevant to the topic of moving out.

Comply with a Lease Agreement

Before writing your 30-day notice make sure you have read your lease agreement to see if it requires the same. Because sometimes the required notice periods can be anywhere from 30 to 90 days.

Therefore it is always better to make sure that the notice you are about to write complies with the provision of the lease agreement.

Apart from the length of the notice, your lease agreement may provide information on what notice should contain and how a notice to the landlord should be submitted.

For example

notice to landlord
A screenshot from legaltemplates.net
notice to the landlord
A screenshot from eforms.com

Write your 30-Day Notice

The following is how you can write your 30 Day Notice properly.

Your address

The first thing on the 30-Day Notice to the Landlord is your address.

Write it in the upper left corner of your letter.

All of your information, including your name, postal address, and physical address, must be visible. It’s also a good idea to include your phone number, email address, and personal website.

for example

James Brown
+1(918) 111 1111
jamesB@gmail.com
10 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4444

Date

You must provide a date on your notice.

Put a date underneath your address.

for example

James Brown
+1(918) 111 1111
jamesB@gmail.com
10 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4444

01/03/20..

Landlord address

Below the date write the landlord’s address. If the lease agreement specifies the specific landlord address to be used to deliver the notices, you must use that one. Otherwise, you may use the address that you know the landlord will receive your notice.

for example

James Brown
+1(918) 111 1111
jamesB@gmail.com
10 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4444

01/03/20..

Emanuel Robert
+1(918) 222 2222
Emanuel.Robert @gmail.com
11 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4443

Subject

After the landlord’s address write the subject of the letter.

The notice’s subject should be bolded, emphasized, or underlined, and it will be well-framed to reflect its intent.

for example

James Brown
+1(918) 111 1111
jamesB@gmail.com
10 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4444

01/03/20..

Emanuel Robert
+1(918) 222 2222
Emanuel.Robert @gmail.com
11 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4443

Re: 30-day notice to vacate

Salutation

Salutation is a formal way of addressing the landlord with respect.

Instead of the traditional salutation, Dear/sir/madam., you can use the landlord’s last name.

Learn more bout modern salutation here

for example

James Brown
+1(918) 111 1111
jamesB@gmail.com
10 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4444

01/03/20..

Emanuel Robert
+1(918) 222 2222
Emanuel.Robert @gmail.com
11 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4443

Re: 30-day notice to vacate

Dear Robert

First Paragraph/Introduction

The opening paragraph of your 30-day notice must clearly show the purpose of the notice.

for example

James Brown
+1(918) 111 1111
jamesB@gmail.com
10 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4444

01/03/20..

Emanuel Robert
+1(918) 222 2222
Emanuel.Robert @gmail.com
11 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4443

Re: 30-day notice to vacate

Dear Robert

I’m writing this letter as my official 30-day notice to notify you that I intend to quit the apartment at the conclusion of my lease signed on April 22nd.

Body paragraphs

The body paragraphs of your 30-day notice may show the exact date you expect to leave, your expectation after giving the notice, and after exiting the property.

for example

James Brown
+1(918) 111 1111
jamesB@gmail.com
10 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4444

01/03/20..

Emanuel Robert
+1(918) 222 2222
Emanuel.Robert @gmail.com
11 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4443

Re: 30-day notice to vacate

Dear Robert

I’m writing this letter as my official 30-day notice to notify you that I intend to quit the apartment at the conclusion of my lease signed on April 22nd.

I will be leaving the property on April 23, 2022.

I am aware that the property will be subjected to a final examination for which I’m ready.

Please forward my security deposit to my new address 01 North Street EASTOWN NSW 4443.

Closing Paragraphs

The closing paragraphs of your 30-day notice should provide your contact information.

Conclude your letter by including your name and signature.

for example

James Brown
+1(918) 111 1111
jamesB@gmail.com
10 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4444

01/03/20..

Emanuel Robert
+1(918) 222 2222
Emanuel.Robert @gmail.com
11 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4443

Re: 30-day notice to vacate

Dear Robert

I’m writing this letter as my official 30-day notice to notify you that I intend to quit the apartment at the conclusion of my lease signed on April 22nd.

I will be leaving the property on April 23, 2022.

I am aware that the property will be subjected to a final examination for which I’m ready.

Please forward my security deposit to my new address 01 North Street EASTOWN NSW 4443.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at +1(918) 111 1111 or email jamesB@gmail.com if you need to reach me at any point during the move-out period or afterward.

Thank you

Sign:
James Brown

Deliver your notice

Tada! you have written your 30-day notice. Now is time for it to reach your landlord

Your lease may provide information on how to submit your note in addition to when your landlord expects to receive it. Does he prefer you to send them an email or drop off a copy? Does he want it delivered by certified mail to make sure everything is in order?

Keep a copy of your submission for your records, regardless of how you submit it.

Plan to move out

Before you’ve even moved out of your current apartment, start arranging your next move and securing a new one.

When you’re ready to move, get your moving goods, research local moving companies, and organize your stuff to make the process go as easily as possible.

30-day notice to the landlord template

The following is the template of a 30-day notice to the landlord

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code

DATELandlord’s Name
Landlord’s Address
City, State, Zip Code

Re: 30-day notice to vacateDear [Landlord’s Last Name,]

This letter serves as formal notification of my 30-day notice to leave. On [date to leave], I will vacate the property at [property address] and terminate my lease.

I’m aware that the house will be subjected to a final examination, and I’m ready for it.

Kindly send my security deposit to [your address].

Please do not hesitate to contact me at [your mobile number] or [your email address] in case of any issues.

Thank You

[Your Signature]
[Your Name]

Simple 30-Day Notice to Landlord

The following is the simple 30 Day Notice to Landlord

Katie Brown
10 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4444
+1(918) 101 1122
katieB@gmail.com

01/03/20..

Michael Donaldson
+1(918) 202 2333
donaldson.michael@gmail.com
11 North Street
WESTOWN NSW 4443

Re: 30-day notice to vacate

Dear Donaldson

This letter serves as my legal 30-day notice to notify you that I intend to vacate the rented house On April 23, 2022.

I’m aware that the property will be submitted for a final inspection, and I’m prepared for it.

Please send my security deposit to 01 North Street EASTOWN NSW 0003.

If you need to reach me during the move-out period or later, please do not hesitate to call me at +1(918) 111 1111 or email me at katieB@gmail.com.

Thank you

Sign:
Katie Brown

Friendly 30-Day Notice to Landlord

The following is a friendly 30-Day Notice to Landlord

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code

DATE

Landlord’s Name
Landlord’s Address
City, State, Zip Code

Re: My 30-day notice to vacate

Dear [Landlord’s Last Name,]

With great enthusiasm, I’m writing this letter as my official 30-day notice to vacate the house under clause XII of our lease agreement entered on 01/03/20…

This is to inform you that I will evacuate the house at [property address] on [date to leave] and terminate my lease.

I’m leaving the state to start a new job and my new address shall be [your new address]. My mobile number and email address remain the same.

Any evening after [6 pm] that is convenient for you, I will be pleased to meet you at the house for a walkthrough to ensure that it is clean and in good condition.

I anticipate receiving a full reimbursement of my security deposit of [amount] via my new address within 30 days of my departure from the house. I will very grateful  If you can send it much earlier.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the kind heart and love that you showed me during our tenancy. Wish you all the best. May God bless you and your family.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

[Your Signature]
[Your Name]

Sample letter to landlord moving out

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code

DATE

Landlord’s Name
Landlord’s Address
City, State, Zip Code

Re: (15/30/45) Notice of Intent to Vacate Property

Dear [Landlord’s Last Name,]

This letter serves as written (15/30/45 days) notice that I will be vacating my apartment/house on (date), the last day of my present lease.

I’m moving out because [insert the reasons for moving out rent increases, new job, family increase, poor house condition, etc.]

Please return my security deposit of $ [amount] to my new address [your new address].

If you need to reach me during the move-out period or later, please do not hesitate to call me at [your mobile] or email me at [your email]

Thank you

[Your Signature]
[Your Name]

Wrapping up

writing a 30-Day Notice to the Landlord is a huge legal responsibility. So the following is how you can do it properly

  1. start with your address
  2. add the date
  3. provide the landlord’s required address
  4. write the subject of the letter i.e Re: My 30-day notice to vacate
  5. salute the landlord
  6. Start your first paragraph with a statement that expresses why you write the notice.
  7. In the body paragraphs, shows the exact date you expect to leave, your expectation after giving the notice, and after exiting the property.
  8. In closing, paragraphs provide your contact information.
  9. Deliver the notice and save a copy.
  10. Plan to move out

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Editor-in-chief and founder of sherianajamii.com. Holder of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Lawyer by profession and blogger by passion