The Maryland thirty (30) day notice to quit, as referred to in § 8-402(b)(3), informs a month-to-month tenant that they have thirty (30) days to vacate the rental property before the lease agreement is terminated. Failure of the tenant to move out within the thirty (30) day period allows the landlord to file an eviction action at the local district court. If the tenant pays the rent and any associated fees before the eviction lawsuit is enacted, they retain the right to reside in the rental unit (the eviction action, otherwise known as a “summary ejectment,” would be dismissed). Follow the guide below to learn how to draft the Maryland month-to-month lease termination notice.
How to Write
Step 1 – Download and print out the notice form.
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Step 2 – Put the current date in the “Notice Date” section, and then enter the full address of the rental property (include the county where it’s located). In the “To:” field, put the name of the tenant.
Step 3 – Enter the date of the lease in the blank input field.
Note: If you are the tenant informing the landlord of your intention to terminate the lease/rental agreement, check the second box off and then enter a return address for your security deposit.
Step 4 – The “Proof of Service” section must be filled out after the notice has been served to the tenant. Check off the box that corresponds to the service method that was used, and then print/sign/date your name at the bottom of the notice.