New Mexico 30 Day Lease Termination Letter | Month-to-Month Tenancy

The New Mexico thirty (30) day lease termination letter, pursuant to Section-47-8-37, may be used to inform a month-to-month tenant of the landlord’s intention to terminate the rental agreement. Under New Mexico law, the landlord can cancel the rental/lease agreement of an “at-will” (as well as standard) tenancy, but the tenant must receive a minimum of thirty (30) days notice prior to the date of termination. If the tenant fails to move out by the end of the 30th day of the notice period, the landlord can file an eviction lawsuit in court.

Note: The notice should be served to the tenant personally, however it can also be posted on the premises of the rental unit, sent via certified mail, or left at the rental unit with a resident at least 15 years old.

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How to Write

Step 1 – Write the name(s) of the tenant(s) in the “To” field at the top of the notice, and then enter the tenant’s mailing address in the section below.

Step 2 – Fill in the full street address of the rental unit/property (include the street, unit number, city, county, and ZIP).

Step 3 – Enter the date that the rental agreement will be terminated on, and then date/sign the notice.

Step 4 – At the bottom of the form is the “Service of Notice” section. This part of the notice must be filled out after the notice has been served to the tenant. Select the delivery method that was used (personal, posted, mailed) and then enter the date/time of service. The person who served the notice must sign their name in the “Signature” field.