A Notice to Vacate is usually required in order to terminate a tenancy. Tenants should fill out and deliver this notice to their landlord, observing the required number of days. How many days in advance do you need to give notice to your landlord? This should be answered in your lease. For most lease agreements, if you started off with an annual lease, you are probably required to give 30+ days notice that you are moving out. This COULD be 60 days, so make sure to check your lease!! Your notice is due before the end of any lease term. If you are on an annual lease and you pay every month on the 1st, your lease term ends at the end of any given month.
For example, for a 30 day notice requirement: if your rent is due on the 1st of each month, you must give your Notice to Vacate Rental Property to your landlord BEFORE the end of your last month. Waiting until the 1st is TOO LATE.
Another example for a 30 day notice requirement: if your rent is due on the 15th of each month, you must give your Notice to Vacate Rental Property to your landlord BEFORE the 15th! That means you can give it on the 14th, the 10th, the 1st... anytime except after the 15th... because then you'll owe an additional month's rent whether you stay or not. FULL 30 day notice PRIOR TO the end of a lease term is the general rule of thumb. BUT... leases can be different. CHECK YOUR LEASE!!