A Florida 15 Day Notice to Vacate is a legal letter written for tenants that do not have a lease that pay rent monthly or to end a month-to-month tenancy. This notice is provided to either party at least fifteen (15) calendar days before the end of the monthly period.
When to Use a Florida 15 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant may use a Florida 15-Day Notice to Vacate to terminate a month-to-month arrangement in accordance with state law. This notice may also be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.
How to Write a Florida 15 Day Notice to Vacate
For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:
- State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
- Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
- For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
- Sign the notice and print your name.
- For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.
Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.
How to Serve a Florida 15 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Florida using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the other party in person;
- Handing the notice to a person who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
- Posting the notice in a conspicuous place and mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.
When sending the notice by certified or registered mail, add five (5) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.