How Do You Write a 60-Day Notice to Vacate?

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To write a 60-day notice to vacate, consult your lease, date and address your letter, and state your intention clearly. Include your reason for leaving, a proposed walk-through inspection date and your contact information. Finish by signing the letter.

  1. Consult your lease

    Read through your lease to remind yourself of the expected process for giving notice to vacate. Check the fine print for fees or penalties. When you write the letter, date it at least 60 days prior to the planned day for moving.

  2. Address the letter

    If possible, write the letter on your personal letterhead. If not, type your contact information at the top of the letter. After the date, write the name and address of your landlord. Include a salutation below this.

  3. State your intention clearly

    After the salutation, immediately state your intention to vacate. Include the number of days' notice you are giving as well as the date you are moving out. If desired, state the reason for leaving and your forwarding address.

  4. Schedule a walk-through inspection

    Propose a date for a walk-through inspection that is near the time of your move. Likewise, state that you expect your security deposit to be returned. Include the amount of your security deposit.

  5. Conclude the letter

    Thank the landlord for his time. State the manner in which you prefer further communication, and sign off with your name typed as it appears on the lease. After printing the letter, sign above your typed name.