Pennsylvania lease termination letters are crucial documents for landlords and tenants wishing to end a rental agreement formally. The state of Pennsylvania has its own set of rules regarding notice periods for different types of tenancies:
- For agreements spanning one year or less, Pennsylvania law requires either party to provide a 15-day notice before terminating the lease.
- In the case of a rental agreement spanning more than one year, a notice of 30 days is required before the end of the current year of the tenancy.
The termination letter must be composed in writing and delivered in a way that provides proof of receipt, such as via certified mail or in-person delivery with acknowledgment. The letter should explicitly state the intent to terminate the lease, include the exact termination date, and mention the required notice period.
Governing Law: The notice periods are governed by Pennsylvania Statute Title 68, §§ 250.501(b) for tenancies lasting over one year or less.
15-Day Notice Lease Termination (Tenancies of One Year or Less)
Terminate a lease spanning one year or less without cause within 15 days.
30-Day Notice Lease Termination (Tenancies of More Than One Year)
End a lease agreement for a tenancy spanning over one year by providing thirty days' notice.