Maryland 30 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

Maryland 30 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination letter written to end a tenancy of more than one (1) week, but less than one (1) year, including a month-to-month lease. The letter shall be provided at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date or lease expiration.

When to Use a Maryland 30 Day Notice to Vacate

A Maryland 30 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination notice to terminate a tenancy of more than one (1) week, but less than one (1) year, including 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. In addition, this letter may also be delivered as a notice of non-renewal of the lease.

This lease termination letter fulfills the legally required amount of notice that the tenant shall provide, but the landlord is required to give more notice.

There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will terminate within thirty (30) calendar days.

How to Write a Maryland 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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.

How to Serve a Maryland 30 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or the tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Maryland 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 letter on behalf of the other party;
  3. Mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing.

When sending the notice by first class mail, add three (3) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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