Florida Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: September 5, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Florida lease termination notice form is an official legal document provided to either the tenant or the landlord informing them that the tenancy is ending. If rent is paid monthly, then at least 15 days notice must be provided before the tenancy can end.

Types of Florida Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Week-to-Week Lease
15 Day Notice to Vacate Month-to-Month Lease
30 Day Notice to Vacate Quarter-to-Quarter Lease
60 Day Notice to Vacate Year-to-Year Lease

Florida 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy

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A Florida 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy is an official legal form used for terminating a week-to-week tenancy. This notice may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent weekly. There is no option to continue the arrangement and either party may deliver the notice at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the end date specified in the notice.

Florida 15 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Florida 15 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination form used for ending a month-to-month tenancy. This notice may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly. Either party may terminate the tenancy by providing at least a fifteen (15) calendar day notice before the end of the monthly rental period.

Florida 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Florida 30 Day Notice to Vacate is an official letter used for terminating a quarter-to-quarter tenancy. Either party may deliver the lease termination letter at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the end of the quarterly period.

Florida 60 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Florida 60 Day Notice to Vacate is a legal form used for terminating a year-to-year tenancy. There is no option to continue the arrangement and either party may serve the notice at least sixty (60) calendar days prior to the end of the annual period.

How to Write a Lease Termination Notice in Florida

For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Florida

If the notice is for terminating a week-to-week tenancy, the notice may be provided to either party at least seven (7) calendar days before the end of the weekly period.

A 15 Day Notice to Vacate is delivered by either party to end a month-to-month tenancy at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the end of the monthly period.

A 30 Day Notice to Vacate is served to either party to terminate a quarter-to-quarter tenancy at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the end of the quarterly period.

A 60 Day Notice to Vacate may be used by either party to terminate a year-to-year lease. This notice must be provided at least sixty (60) calendar days prior to the end of the annual period.

How to Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Florida

A landlord or a tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Florida using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the other party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
  3. 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.

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