A Delaware lease termination letter (60-day notice) is a document used by either the landlord or the tenant to end a month-to-month tenancy agreement. This letter enables either party to terminate the lease without specifying a particular reason for termination, as long as the proper notice period is provided.
The formal notice typically includes the identifying information of the parties, the address of the rental property, a clear statement expressing the intent to terminate the lease, and the effective date of termination, ensuring it is at least 60 days from the date of the notice. The signatures validate the notice, ensuring it complies with the lease agreement terms and Delaware’s landlord-tenant laws.
Governing Law — 25 Delaware Code § 5106.
Reasons to Use a 60-Day Notice to Vacate
Below are some reasons to request a tenant in Delaware to vacate your property:
- Sale of the Property: If a landlord decides to sell a property that is currently rented, they may issue a notice to the tenant, especially in cases where the new owner intends to occupy the property.
- Compliance with Governmental Orders: Sometimes, a property may need to be vacated to comply with government orders or due to condemnation.