Michigan 30 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Michigan 30 Day Notice to Vacate is a legal letter written to terminate a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease. The letter is provided to either party at least thirty (30) calendar days before the end of the following rental period or expiration of the lease.

When to Use a Michigan 30 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or a tenant may use a Michigan 30-Day Notice to Vacate to terminate a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease. This notice may also be used for tenants that do not have a written lease or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write a Michigan 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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 Serve a Michigan 30 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Michigan 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;
  4. Sending the notice by electronic service (if agreed to in writing).

When sending the notice by first class mail, the notice takes effect on the next day mail is delivered. If the following day is a legal holiday or a day when the mail is not delivered, then the notice will not take effect until the next day mail is delivered.

If the notice is sent electronically, it is considered delivered if the receiving party responds to the electronic message.

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