Maryland Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Maryland lease termination notice form is an official legal document provided to either the tenant or the landlord informing them that the tenancy is ending. If rent is paid monthly, then at least 60 days notice must be provided before the tenancy can end.

Types of Maryland Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Length
7 Day Notice to Vacate Weekly – Written Lease
21 Day Notice to Vacate Weekly – No Written Lease
30 Day Notice to Vacate Monthly / Less than 1 Year
60 Day Notice to Vacate Monthly / Less than 1 Year
90 Day Notice to Vacate Yearly

Maryland 7 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Maryland 7 Day Notice to Vacate is an official document used for terminating a week-to-week tenancy with a written lease. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will end within seven (7) calendar days.

Maryland 21 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Maryland 21 Day Notice to Vacate is an official form used for terminating a week-to-week tenancy with no written lease. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will end within twenty one (21) calendar days.

Maryland 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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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 letter fulfills the legally required amount of notice that the tenant shall deliver, but the landlord is required to provide more notice.

The letter shall be served at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the end date specified in the notice.

Maryland 60 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Maryland 60 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination letter to end a tenancy in excess of 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.

The legal letter must be delivered at least sixty (60) calendar days prior to the termination date.

Maryland 90 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Maryland 90 Day Notice to Vacate is an official legal letter prepared by either the landlord or the tenant to end a year-to-year lease.   The notice must be served by either party at least ninety (90) calendar days prior to the expiration date of the lease.

How to Write a Lease Termination Notice in Maryland

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.

Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Calculate Expiration Date in Maryland

A lease termination letter takes effect the day after it is served. Lease termination letters must be delivered at least the legally required number of calendar days in advance of the termination date. For example, with a month-to-month lease, to terminate the tenancy on June 30th, the letter must be served by either party before June 1st.

If the last day of the notice period falls on a weekend or legal holiday, then the notice period will not officially expire until the end of the following judicial day (a day when the courthouse is open).

How to Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Maryland

A landlord or 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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