A Pennsylvania lease termination letter form (15-day notice) is a practical legal tool enabling either the tenant or the landlord to formally announce their plan to vacate the property and end the lease. This form is specifically applicable for leases lasting a year or less, necessitating only a fifteen-day notification period.
Additionally, it includes a section for specifying an address where the landlord can return the security deposit, or a part of it, to the tenant.
Governing Law — 68 PS § 250.501.
Tenancy Length — 1 year or less.
Reasons to Use a 15-Day Notice to Vacate
In Pennsylvania, there are several reasons why either a tenant or a landlord might choose to terminate a tenancy agreement of a year or less using a 15-day notice to vacate. These reasons include:
- End of Lease Term: The landlord or tenant may choose not to renew the lease at the end of its term. A 15-day notice to vacate serves as a formal notification of this decision.
- Property Sale or Renovation: The landlord might decide to sell the property or undertake significant renovations that require the property to be vacant.
- Personal Use of Property: The landlord may require the property for personal use, such as moving in themselves or housing a family member.