Free Notice of Termination (by Landlord)

A notice of termination informs the tenant of the landlord’s intention to end a periodic tenancy arrangement.

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Suppose you are a landlord who, for whatever reason, wants to end a periodic lease arrangement with a tenant. The law places conditions on how the landlord can terminate tenancy. One of those requirements is sending the tenant a Notice of Termination. 


Using this notice not only keeps you compliant with your state’s legal requirements, but it also creates a paper trail for you during the lease termination process. Having all the correct documentation may be necessary if you and the tenant end up in court over the matter.

Frequently Asked Questions



A notice of termination is a legal document that informs the tenant of the landlord’s intention to end a periodic tenancy arrangement.




A periodic tenancy is one that automatically renews until one of the parties cancels the arrangement. These most commonly renew every month and are referred to as month-to-month tenancies.




If you are a landlord who wants to end the periodic tenancy, you will have to comply with notification requirements established by the lease and the governing law. This document will fulfill those requirements and notify the tenant of your intention so they can begin making new living arrangements .

If you are cancelling a lease before its natural termination date due to a violation by the tenant, you should use the Eviction Notice.


To create your notice, you’ll need to provide:

  • The Method of Delivery - Different states have different rules for how you can deliver the notice. Every state allows the landlord to hand deliver the notice directly to the tenants. The other two options are through mail and affixing the notice to the tenant’s door. For more information regarding what method of delivery your state allows, please refer to your state’s laws;

  • Landlord Details - Enter the name and address of the landlord;

  • Tenant(s) Details - Enter the name of each tenant listed on the lease.

  • Address - Provide the address of the leased premises.

  • Number of Days Notice -  The state the leased premises are located in prescribes the minimum number of days the landlord must give the notice of termination in advance. The minimum length of time is based on the type of periodic tenancy. To find out the minimum number of days for the notice to be given in advance, please refer to your state’s laws. The particular lease you entered into with the Tenants can never set the notice below this minimum number of days. However, the lease may describe a longer period of time for notice.

  • Deadline - Give the date by which the tenant(s) must leave the premises.


State laws may or may not dictate how a landlord must deliver a notice of termination - most often, you have the option to mail, hand-deliver, or post the notice on the tenant’s door. Be sure to check state tenant laws to ensure you remain compliant. 




You do not need to file the notice of termination in court; however, you should retain a copy of the notice for your records in the event you need to show proof before a judge.



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Although a notice of termination does not have to be notarized, it must be signed by both the landlord and whoever delivers the notice to the tenant (if applicable). 

Please Note: The use of a notary ensures that no one challenges any signatures later and is a secure way to firmly establish the effectiveness of your document.