How to Give a 30 Day Notice

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 15 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

With only 8 days of school left and less than 20 days until I graduate, I figure now is probably a good time to send in my 30 day notice to vacate to my landlord. Unfortunately, I had no idea what to write. However, thanks to the power of the Internet, I was able to find a really good example on Associated Content, Tips on Writing a Move Out Notice to Your Landlord. So, letter is now written and I’ll drop it off on Monday. In the meantime, I thought I’d share the notice in an attempt to a) help other people, and b) remember what I did for next time.

April 20, 2009

ABC Property Management
123 Washington Ave.
Golden, Colorado

Dear Sir or Madam,

According to the terms of my lease requiring a 30 day notice, you are herby advised of my intent to vacate the rental property at 112½ Beacon Street, Golden, Colorado, 80401 on or before May 31st, 2009. I will be cleaning the apartment as to leave it in a good condition. Please send me any specific move-out cleaning instructions if you have any. I will remove my personal belongings and turn in my keys on or before May 31st, 2009.

I would appreciate the return of my security deposit within thirty (30) days after I have vacated my apartment. The forwarding address for the return of my security deposit is:

Andrew Ferguson
1060 West Addison Street,
Chicago, Illinois1

If you have any questions, please contact me at 206-569-4410.

Thank you for your courtesy and services during the period of my lease.


Andrew Ferguson
112½ Beacon Street

You can also download the 30 day notice as a Word document.

  1. Note: I’m not moving to Illinois. I’ll actually be back in Seattle, as promised. This is just an example address.