Apartment and rental Notice to Vacate Template

Notice to Vacate

Anyone who has lived in an apartment knows that there will come a time when you’re ready to move on. Maybe you’ve bought a home, or you’re relocating for work, family, or one of the thousands of possible reasons.

Before taking that leap, you should be sure to give your current landlord appropriate notice, or you may violate the terms of your lease. Below is a simple template that you can fill out to create your notice to vacate letter.

[Your Name]
[Street Address, Apartment Number]
Phone: [Your Phone Number]
Cell: [Secondary/Cell Phone Number, if Applicable]
Email: [Your Email Address]
[Today’s Date]
[Apartment Name]
[Landlord’s Name]
[Street Address]
Dear [Landlord’s Name],
I’m writing to inform you of my intent to vacate my apartment at [Apartment Name] on [Planned Mover-Out Date]. This letter fulfills the [Number of Days to Vacate]-day notice requirement that is outlined in the lease agreement.
My forwarding address will be:
[New Address, Apartment Number if Applicable]

I would like to schedule a walk through inspection of the apartment sometime in the week prior to my move. It is my belief that the apartment is in good condition and my security deposit of $[Deposit Amount] should be fully refunded as outlined in the lease agreement.Thank you for your time and consideration.

[Your Signature]
[Your Full Name]

Tips for Your Notice:

Keep it simple and polite. Don’t use your notice to vacate as a way to complain or settle lease issues. All this letter is for is to give notice of your intent, and provide a record for your landlord to process your information.

Be sure to include the date to clearly show that you’re meeting the required notice period outlined in your lease.
Be sure to include your forwarding address. Usually, this is where your landlord will send your deposit refund check.
If you are violating the terms of your lease, there are extra steps you should follow to protect your rights.