How to Serve a 60-Day Notice on Your Tenant
A notice to vacate a property, or a notice of intent to leave a landlord’s rental property, is a written document to your tenant that you intend to end the lease or rental agreement and have them vacate your rental unit. A notice of vacating can be given for any type of rental arrangement: month-to-month, short-term or annual.
An official notice to vacate is given or needed even for leases that have an official end date. Landlords also can provide a tenant with a shorter notice to vacate, referred to as an eviction notice or notice to quit. Such a notice tells tenants that they have to move out by a particular date.
There are many different types of notices that landlords offer to their tenants. From “cure or quit” notices to 14-day eviction notices, unless you’re a lawyer, it may be hard to become familiar with each type of notice that might be used and in which situations they are served. Today we will learn how to provide 60-Day Notice to Vacate from the landlord to tenant.
What is a 60-Day Eviction Notice?
A 60-day eviction notice is written a notice given by a landlord to a tenant. That is to allow the tenant to know that they will move out of the property by a selected date that is a minimum of two months away. This notice may give the tenant information on why the lease is ending, the date they should move out by, and the way the move-out will be handled. Providing this notice to tenants as early as possible ensures a trouble-free move-out transition. Therefore, you ought to have a model for this sort of notice on file to be able to write it up quickly when required.
When to Provide The Notice To vacate
When you have decided to provide your notice to vacate, read the lease or rental agreement first. The notice timeline ought to be explicit in your rental agreement, so be sure you follow the lease when your write up the notice. A 30-day notice is most typical. However, a 60-day notice or 90-day notice could also be used.
When to Use a 60-Day Notice to Vacate
Following the law, the 60-day notice to vacate can be used anytime 60 or fewer days of notice are required. If the law allows less notice, but you are choosing to use the 60-day letter, you must give the tenant at least 60 days to vacate regardless of the California statute. This notice may be used with no reason for eviction except in rent-controlled areas or wherever local laws say a cause is needed to evict a tenant.
In most cases, however, 60-day eviction notices are used whenever a periodic tenancy is to be ended. For month-to-month tenancy, this notice may be used at any time to ask a tenant to move out. For annual leases, this notice will be used to let tenants know that you will not be renewing their contract. The 60-day notice is most frequently used in cases where a weekly or monthly tenancy is ending. The rental agreement in question can be written or verbal.
This notice will be used for either month-to-month or annual leases when the landlord, for some reason, wants to take possession of the property. Remember that in some states, there are different rules regarding what length of notice should be given to a tenant for ending a lease depending on the reason.
The 60-day notice to vacate will be used anytime the law needs 60 days or fewer notice. If state law requires less notice; however, your best bet is to use this 60-day letter. You must provide the tenant a minimum of 60 days to vacate the premises.
How to Write a 60-Day Notice to Vacate
Writing the 60-day eviction notice is confusing for landlords who have not had any experience with this type of notice before. Remember, the notice must include the exact date the tenancy is ending, and in some jurisdictions, but not all, a reason must be given. If you are uncertain about your California city or county’s requirements, ask a landlord-tenant or eviction lawyer.
A landlord’s goal may not be to get a new tenant. He might want to do renovations or repairs, or he or a relative might want to live in the unit himself. In most cases, tenants have no recourse but to move out when they receive 60-day notices. Keep your rental history clean by complying by the move-out date.