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Unread 06-10-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: NC
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Default Leaving notice - What to write?

Per my contact, I have to submit a notice two months in advance that when my lease ends I will not be renewing my lease. That's fine, but what do I need it to say? (I want it to be official and professional) Does anyone know if there is some type of template online for this?
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Unread 06-10-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Just letting the management company know that you will not be renewing your lease on said premises, your name, apartment address, and date you will be vacating is all thats necessary. You don't have to be real formal.
The most important thing is to carry it in by hand and make sure you get a signiture plus date. keep a copy for yourself or send it certified mail. Tell them you'd like a move out inspection as well. Get that in writing, signed and dated also.
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Unread 06-10-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Western Mass
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I would hand deliver and send it certified mail, and make sure you keep a copy for your records as well.

Make sure the letter notes on the top above the date "Via Hand Delivery and Certified Mail".
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Unread 06-10-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Per my contact, I have to submit a notice two months in advance that when my lease ends I will not be renewing my lease. That's fine, but what do I need it to say? (I want it to be official and professional) Does anyone know if there is some type of template online for this?
Don't know of a template but here is a guideline for you on what to say:

Date:_____________ <---------Date you are writing the notice

To: _____________ <---------Name and address of your landlord

Dear __________:
Pursuant to the terms of our lease for the property located at ______________, please be advised that we will be vacating the property as of ______________, 2009. Please advise at your earliest convenience the receipt of this notice.

Sincerely,

_________________ <----------- your name


This is just a guideline & hope it helps
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Unread 06-11-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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VA-Cat spelled it out, just have it send by certified mail and keep a copy for your self...If it isn't delivered keep the enveloppe closed as proof in case you need to go to court. You can also give notice by phone and/or by email, but the certified mail needs to be done, that is the proof you need!
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Unread 06-11-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: MN
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Like everyone else said, keep proof for yourself.. Just to be sure!
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Unread 06-11-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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VA-Cat spelled it out, just have it send by certified mail and keep a copy for your self...If it isn't delivered keep the enveloppe closed as proof in case you need to go to court. You can also give notice by phone and/or by email, but the certified mail needs to be done, that is the proof you need!
I agree with VA-Cat and Bentlebee...send your notice "certified mail/return receipt requested" (the landlord/management co. will sign your certified mail receipt, and it will be returned to you). Keep this receipt with a copy of your letter!

In your letter, I would also mention your security deposit, and give them an address where they can mail the check. My youngest son had to go to small claims court because his landlord didn't refund the security deposit...told the judge that he didn't know where my son had moved. Voila...exposed him as a liar because his signature was on the return receipt in OUR possession, and a forwarding address WAS part of the notice to vacate letter.
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Unread 06-11-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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We rent from a mangement company which actually put out a form, that has to be to them 30 days before the lease runs out. It spells it all out. The one we had that I just looked at has the address that you are going to. Which for them they can give themself 60 days to return the deposit
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Unread 06-12-2009, 07:47 AM
 
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In your letter, I would also mention your security deposit, and give them an address where they can mail the check. My youngest son had to go to small claims court because his landlord didn't refund the security deposit...told the judge that he didn't know where my son had moved. Voila...exposed him as a liar because his signature was on the return receipt in OUR possession, and a forwarding address WAS part of the notice to vacate letter.
Good point & one I missed. Always include the amount of the security deposit and your new address! If you don't have your new address at the time that you are giving notice, send a second letter (also certified/return receipt) as soon as you can with this information.
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