Maryland Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 27, 2023 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Maryland lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.

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 terminates a week-to-week tenancy with a written lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the termination date.

Maryland 21 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Maryland 21 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a week-to-week tenancy with no written lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least twenty-one (21) calendar days before the termination date.

Maryland 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Maryland 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a tenancy longer than one (1) week, but less than one (1) year, including a month-to-month lease, an expired lease, and a situation without a written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. It also serves as a notice of non-renewal for a lease. The non-terminating party must receive the notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.

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This type of notice is mostly for tenants only. In most cases, landlords have to provide more notice. In Montgomery County, landlords can use a 30-day notice to terminate a month-to-month lease or a tenancy of less than one (1) year in a single-family dwelling.

Maryland 60 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Maryland 60 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a tenancy longer than one (1) week, but less than one (1) year, including a month-to-month lease, an expired lease, and a situation without a written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The tenant must receive the notice at least sixty (60) calendar days before the termination date.

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This notice is for landlords only. Tenants can terminate a tenancy with a 30-day notice.

Maryland 90 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Maryland 90 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a year-to-year lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least ninety (90) calendar days before the termination date.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Maryland

To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Maryland

The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Maryland

Maryland landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. Delivery by first class mail with a certificate of mailing
  4. Only if agreed by the tenant in writing: Electronic notice via email, text message, or electronic tenant portal

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

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