Rhode Island Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 25, 2023 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
10 Day Notice To Vacate Weekly
30 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Less than 1 Year
90 Day Notice To Vacate Yearly

Rhode Island 10 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Rhode Island 10 Day Notice To Vacate terminates week-to-week leases as well as unwritten rental arrangements where the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least ten (10) calendar days before the termination date.

Rhode Island 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Rhode Island 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a month-to-month lease or any periodic tenancy of more than one (1) month, but less than one (1) year. This form may also terminate an expired lease or an unwritten rental arrangement where the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.

Rhode Island 90 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Rhode Island 90 Day Notice To Vacate provides notice to end a year-to-year lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

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

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Mailed delivery via first class mail, with postage prepaid

Mailed notice extends the notice period by one (1) calendar day, to account for variable delivery times.

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