Why a 30 day notice to landlord
When a tenant wants to leave the rented property, he or she is supposed to give a notice to the landlord about the decision. This notice should be given around 30 days prior to your stipulated date of leaving the premises permanently. This notice gives the landlord enough time to seek for another tenant. The provision of 30 day notice to landlord is mandatory in some countries while others may have different number of days decided for the same.
The contents of the notice
The 30 day notice to landlord is given by the tenant who is living on the property on month to month rent payment basis. The receipt of the notice by the landlord does not mean that you can stop paying the rent right away but unless the landlord finds another tenant you will have to pay the rent of next month too. But if the landlord finds a tenant in say 18 days of the notice, you may just pay for those 18 days. This, 30 day notice, also entitles you to the full security amount that you had paid while moving-in.
The 30 days notice should comprise of the following important points:
- The date of writing the notice
- The name of the landlord along with the address of the rental unit
- The date when you plan to vacate the property
- Any special move out cleaning instructions
- Request for the return of security money
- Tenant’s name and signature