A Maryland 90 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination letter written to end a year-to-year lease. This notice shall be served by either party at least ninety (90) calendar days before the expiration of the current year of tenancy.
When to Use a Maryland 90 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant may use a Maryland 90-Day Notice to Vacate to terminate a year-to-year lease. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will terminate within ninety (90) calendar days.
How to Write a Maryland 90 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 90 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or 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.