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Month-to-Month Lease Termination Letter

A month-to-month lease termination letter allows a landlord or tenant to give notice to terminate a tenancy-at-will. The letter must be sent to the other party within the required minimum notice periods which is commonly thirty (30) days. It’s recommended to send the notice via certified mail with a return receipt to prove the recipient has received such notice.

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By State

Required Minimum Notice Periods

StateMinimum PeriodStatutes
 Alabama30-Day Notice§ 35-9A-441(b)
 Alaska30-Day NoticeAS 34.03.290
 Arizona30-Day NoticeARS § 33-1375
 Arkansas30-Day Notice§ 18-17-704
 California30 or 60-Day NoticeCivil Code 1946
 Colorado91-Day Notice§ 13-40-107
 Connecticut30-Day NoticeNo statute.
 Delaware60-Day Notice§ 5106(c)
 Florida15-Day Notice§ 83.57(3)
 Georgia30 or 60-Day Notice§ 44-7-7 
 Hawaii28 or 45-Day Notice§ 521-71
 Idaho30-Day Notice§ 55-208
 Illinois30-Day Notice735 ILCS 5/9-207
 Indiana30-Day Notice§ 32-31-1-1
 Iowa30-Day Notice§ 562A.34
 Kansas30-Day Notice§ 58-2570
 Kentucky30-Day Notice§ 383.695
 Louisiana10-Day NoticeLA Civ Code art. 2728(2)
 Maine30-Day NoticeTitle 14, § 6002
 Maryland60-Day Notice§ 8-402
 Massachusetts30-Day NoticeChapter 186, Section 12
 Michigan30-Day Notice§ 554.134
 Minnesota30-Day NoticeStatute 504B.135
 Mississippi30-Day Notice§ 89-8-19
 Missouri30-Day NoticeSection 441.060
 Montana30-Day Notice§ 70-24-441
 Nebraska30-Day Notice§ 76-1437(2)
 Nevada30-Day NoticeNRS 40.251
 New Hampshire30-Day Notice§ 540:3(II)
 New Jersey30-Day Notice§ 2A:18-56
 New Mexico30-Day Notice§ 47-8-37
 New York30-Day NoticeNY Real Prop L § 232-A

NY Real Prop L § 232-B

 North Carolina7-Day Notice§ 42-14
 North Dakota30-Day Notice§ 47-16-15
 Ohio30-Day Notice§ 5321.17(B)
 Oklahoma30-Day Notice§ 41-111
 Oregon30-Day Notice§ 90.427(3)
 Pennsylvania30-Day Notice68 P.S. §§ 250.501(b)
 Rhode Island30-Day Notice§ 34-18-37(b)
 South Carolina30-Days Notice§ 27-40-770(b)
 South Dakota30 or 15-Day Notice§ 43-32-13
 Tennessee30-Day Notice§ 66-7-109(b)
 Texas30-Day NoticeSec. 91.001
 Utah15-Day Notice§ 78B-6-802
 Vermont60 or 90-Day Notice§ 4467(c)(1)(A)
 Virginia30-Day Notice§ 55.1-1253(A)
 Washington20-Day NoticeRCW 59.18.200
Washington D.C.30-Day Notice§ 42–3505.54(a)
West Virginia30-Day Notice§37-6-5
 Wisconsin28-Day Notice§ 704.19(3)
 Wyoming30-Day NoticeNo statute.

How to Terminate (4 steps)

Step 1 – Find out Notice Period

Find the required notice period in the State where the property is located. It is most commonly thirty (30) days.

Step 2 – Write the Letter

Write the termination letter and decide the notice start date and when the tenant will vacate the property. This letter can be written by either the landlord or the tenant.

Step 3 – Send to the Other Party

Send the notice to the other party. It is recommended to send by certified letter with a return receipt to prove notice is received.

Step 4 – Vacate the Premises

The tenant will be required to vacate the premises and remove their possessions by the end of the notice period.