If you’re a landlord seeking to end a month-to-month lease agreement, use an Indiana 30-day lease termination letter. Indiana law requires a landlord to provide at least 30 days’ notice to a month-to-month tenant to move off the property.
If the tenant fails to move out by then, you can begin the eviction process in court.
Relevant Laws: Indiana Code § 32-31-1-1
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to provide a lease termination letter to my landlord?
Yes, a tenant needs to provide at least 30 days’ notice to landlords that they intend to end the month-to-month lease agreement.
Do I need to provide a lease termination letter to my tenant?
A landlord needs to provide at least 30-days’ notice to a tenant that they intend to end the month-to-month lease agreement.
Can I terminate a lease in Indiana early?
You can’t terminate a lease in Indiana early (also known as breaking a lease) without consent from your landlord.
You can try to send your landlord an early lease termination letter, but there’s no guarantee they’ll agree to it.
What should I include in a Lease Termination Letter?
You should include the following:
- Landlord’s name
- Tenant’s name(s)
- The start and end date of the original lease agreement
- The date the tenant will or must leave the property
- The forwarding address to send future notices
- The reason for terminating the lease
How do I serve a Lease Termination Letter?
In Indiana, you should serve the letter to the tenant directly, preferably with a witness. You can also give it to another adult on the property if the tenant isn’t available.
If you hire a private company to serve the notice, they must explain the letter’s content. Also, if no one is there to receive the letter, you can place it on the door or another easily-seen area on the property.