Michigan Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Michigan 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 30 days notice must be provided before the tenancy can end.

Types of Michigan Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Weekly
30 Day Notice to Vacate Monthly / Yearly

Michigan 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy

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A Michigan 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy is an official form used for terminating a week-to-week lease. This notice may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent weekly. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will end within seven (7) calendar days.

Michigan 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Michigan 30 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination letter designed 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.  The notice must be provided at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the end of the following rental period or expiration of the lease term.

How to Write a Lease Termination Notice in Michigan

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 Michigan

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 Michigan

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.

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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