Tenant Notice Forms
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Why You Need Notices to Enforce Your Renter's Rights
Tenant notices are governed by the renter rights defined in the landlord and tenant act of each state, which varies by state, as well as contract law and common law principles. For example, the landlord tenant law in a failure to repair situation requires that the tenant give notice to the landlord of the problem before the landlord can be liable for failure to make repairs. Tenant to landlord notices are required under landlord and tenant law to be able to legally break a lease by moving out early due to the landlord's failure to uphold duties under the lease, such as uninhabitable living conditions. The lease terms will often specify that written notice of intent not to renew a lease or notice of intent to move out must be given a certain number of days in advance. In the case of a month-to-month tenant with no written lease agreement, the residential landlord and tenant act will govern the type of notice to landlord that is required.
However, if the tenant fails to give the required notice, the tenant can be held liable for remaining rent due and other charges. The written notice to the landlord by the tenant is the only way to show that the tenant's duty of notice was upheld, and it can serve as evidence in a defense against eviction.
Types of Tenant to Landlord Notices
Some of the most popular tenant notice to landlord forms USLegalforms offers, among others, include the following:
Termination letter - this can be used to give a 30-day notice, or other number of days notice, of a tenant's intent to move out and terminate the lease. A 30 day notice to terminate a lease and vacate the premises is often required under the the terms of the rental agreement or lease. When there is no written lease, the landlord and tenant law in the state will apply. In some cases, state tenant rights allow for shorter notice to break the lease in exceptional situations. Tenant notice sample form titles include Notice of Intent Not to Renew, 30 Day Notice of Termination, Notice of Intent to Vacate, and more.
Repair notice - this is used to notify the landlord of a complaint about a maintenance problem, such as leaky plumbing, inadequate or broken heating, rickety stairs that need repair, etc. A landlord has a duty to maintain the rental unit in a safe manner that complies with local building codes. In order to claim a landlord is liable for failing to repair a problem, or move out due to uninhabitable living conditions, the tenant must first give written notice to the landlord and allow a reasonable time for the repairs to be made.
Request letter - this may be used in a variety of circumstances, such as when the tenant wants the landlord to consent to an assignment of lease or a sublease. This may also be used to ask for a change in the lease terms, such as allowing late acceptance of overdue rent payments or past due rent, or to negotiate a way to terminate the lease early.
Security Deposit letter - this can be used to demand the landlord return the balance of the security deposit you put on the rental property. The residential tenant has renter's rights under state landlord tenant law to an accounting of any deductions from a security deposit and return of any balance remaining.