A South Dakota lease termination letter (30-day notice) is formal correspondence from the landlord or tenant alerting the other party they’re ending the lease. Because month-to-month leases usually renew automatically unless the landlord provides notice, this document helps provide tenants with an adequate warning so they can find alternative accommodations.
Ending the lease appropriately will help both parties remain in legal compliance. If the tenant doesn’t move out within the 30-day notice period, the landlord can issue an additional 3-day notice to quit. If the tenant still doesn’t comply, the landlord can begin official eviction proceedings through the court.
Governing Law — SD Codified Laws § 43-8-8.
Reasons to Use a 30-Day Notice to Vacate
Review some reasons why a landlord may request a tenant to leave a property:
- End of Lease Term: A landlord may ask a tenant to leave because the current lease term is ending and they don’t want to renew.
- Property Use Changes: A landlord may want to renovate a property, live in it themselves, allow family members to move in, or convert it to commercial use.