Maryland 10 Day Notice To Quit

Last Updated: May 27, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

Maryland 10 Day Notice To Quit is letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within ten (10) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Maryland 10 Day Notice To Quit

A Maryland 10 Day Notice To Quit begins the eviction process when the tenant is late on rent. A landlord may deliver this notice when any portion of the rent remains unpaid, beginning the day after it’s normally due.

Some types of Maryland lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a Maryland 10 Day Notice To Quit

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Quit:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, along with the payment necessary to avoid termination
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve a Maryland 10 Day Notice To Quit

Maryland landlords may deliver a Notice To Quit through the following methods:

    1. Delivery by first class mail with a certificate of mailing
    2. Posting the notice on the door of the the premises
    3. Electronic notice via email, text message, or electronic tenant portal, ONLY when the tenant has agreed to such method of service

    Electronic notice must provide the landlord with proof of transmission of the notice (e.g. a read receipt on a text message). Mailed notice extends a notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

    In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.