A Pennsylvania lease termination letter (30-day notice) is a convenient legal tool for landlords and tenants to cancel their lease formally. While state law doesn’t specify a notice period for terminating periodic leases, it’s typically governed by the rental agreement terms. In the absence of specific terms, the standard notice period is thirty (30) days or one (1) month.
This document also serves to provide the required 30-day notice for tenancies exceeding one year. If a tenant remains on the property after legal lease termination, the landlord may initiate eviction proceedings.
Governing Law — 68 P.S. § 250.501.
Tenancy Length — Longer than 1 year.
Reasons to Use a 30-Day Notice to Vacate
In Pennsylvania, there are specific circumstances under which a landlord or tenant might use a 30-day notice to vacate to end a lease that has extended beyond one year:
- Non-Renewal of Lease: Either party may decide not to renew the lease for another term and thus choose to terminate the existing arrangement.
- Landlord’s Need to Reclaim Property: The landlord might need the property back for personal use, to sell it, or for significant renovations.