A Maryland 60 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 delivered at least sixty (60) calendar days before the termination date.
When to Use a Maryland 60 Day Notice to Vacate
A Maryland 60 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter used 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.
This letter fulfills the notice amount legally required for landlords whereas tenants are only required to provide a 30 day notice.
There is no option to continue the arrangement and once the notice is served, the tenancy will terminate within sixty (60) calendar days.
How to Write a Maryland 60 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.
How to Serve a Maryland 60 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Maryland 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 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) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.