An Arizona lease termination letter (30-day notice) is a formal written document used by the landlord or the tenant to terminate a month-to-month tenancy in the state. This document serves as a legal requirement allowing either party to end the tenancy without specifying a particular reason for termination as long as the proper notice period is provided.
The notice typically includes the address of the rental property, a clear statement of intent to end the lease, and the effective date of termination, which should be at least 30 days from the date of the document. Signatures of the parties involved are necessary to validate the termination letter.
Governing Law — A.R.S. § 33-1375(B).
Reasons to Use a 30-Day Notice to Vacate
Some of the reasons for requesting a tenant to vacate the premises in Arizona include:
- Change in Lease Terms: If a landlord plans to significantly change the terms of the lease (like a rent increase or policy changes) upon lease renewal, and the tenant does not agree to these new terms, a notice might be issued to end the current lease agreement.
- Property Sale or Personal Use: If the landlord intends to sell the property or use it for personal reasons (such as moving in themselves or housing a family member), a notice to vacate can be used to inform tenants of the need to leave the property.