Maryland 90 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: January 23, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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A Maryland 90 Day Notice To Vacate is letter which complies with state legal requirements to terminate a year-to-year lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least ninety (90) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a Maryland 90 Day Notice To Vacate

A Maryland 90-Day Notice To Vacate ends a year-to-year lease. Both the landlord and tenant may deliver this form of notice.

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 90 Day Notice To Vacate

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

  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. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. 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 90 Day Notice To Vacate

Maryland landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Affixed to the door of the property
  3. Delivery by first class mail, with a certificate of mailing
  4. Electronic notice via email, text message, or electronic portal, only if the tenant agrees in writing to accept this form of notice

To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.

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.