A Georgia 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 60 days notice must be provided before the tenancy can end.
Types of Georgia Lease Termination Notice Forms
|Notice Form||Lease Type||Minimum Notice Required|
|30 Day Notice to Vacate||Monthly / At Will||Tenant – 30 Days|
|60 Day Notice to Vacate||Monthly / At Will||Landlord – 60 Days|
Georgia 30 Day Notice to Vacate
A Georgia 30 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination form to terminate a tenancy at will or a month-to-month lease. This notice may be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.
This letter fulfills the minimum amount of notice required for tenants, but landlords are legally required to provide more notice.
Once the notice is served, the tenancy will end within thirty (30) calendar days at the end of the following rental period or expiration of the lease.
Georgia 60 Day Notice to Vacate
A Georgia 60 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination letter to end a tenancy at will or a month-to-month lease. 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.
This letter is typically used by landlords because it satisfies the legally required amount of notice whereas tenants only need to provide a 30 day notice.
The letter must be provided at least sixty (60) calendar days prior to the termination date.
How to Write a Lease Termination Notice in Georgia
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 Calculate Expiration Date in Georgia
A lease termination letter takes effect the day after it is served. Lease termination letters must be delivered at least the legally required number of calendar days in advance of the termination date. For example, with a month-to-month lease, if the landlord is terminating the lease on June 30th, the letter must be served before May 1st.
If the last day of the notice period falls on a weekend or legal holiday, then the notice period will not officially expire until the end of the following judicial day (a day when the courthouse is open).
How to Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Georgia
A landlord or tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Georgia using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the receiving party in person;
- Handing the notice to a person at the premises who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
- Mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing.
When sending the notice by first class mail, add three (3) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.