Texas Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 25, 2023 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Texas 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 Texas Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
3 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy Expired
7 Day Notice To Vacate Weekly
30 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Yearly

Texas 3 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy

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A Texas 3 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy terminates an expired oral or written lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least three (3) calendar days before the termination date.

Texas 7 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Texas 7 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a week-to-week lease, and unwritten leases where the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the termination date.

Texas 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Texas 30 Day Notice To Vacate form terminates a rental agreement, including month-to-month tenancies. This form may also serve as notice of non-renewal with no lease where rent is paid monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date. Unlike most states, this type of notice does not apply to an expired lease.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Texas

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 Texas

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 Texas

Texas landlords 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, PLUS mailed notice via registered or certified mail
  3. Posting the notice on the inside of the property’s main entry door, PLUS mailed notice via registered or certified mail
  4. Posting the notice on the exterior of the property’s main entry door, PLUS mailed notice via registered or certified mail (only if the landlord perceives a risk of harm by posting inside, or if the premises have an alarm and no onsite mailbox)

Texas 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, PLUS mailed notice via registered or certified mail
  3. Posting the notice on the exterior of the property’s main entry door, PLUS mailed notice via registered or certified mail

When posting notices on the exterior of the premises, the notice must be placed in a sealed envelope with the receiving party’s name and address written on it. In addition, the party posting the notice shall write “Important Document” in all capital letters on the envelope affixed to the premises. All notices must be mailed from a post office in the same county as the rental unit.

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