Tenant's Notice of Intent to Vacate Premises for Virginia


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RE: Tenant's Notice of Intent to Vacate Premises at _____________, _____________, _____________ _____________

Dear _____________:

Pursuant to our lease agreement dated _____________, which is due to expire on _____________, I hereby give you notice that I intend to vacate the above-named premises as of the expiration of the lease.

My forwarding address for you to send my security deposit and any other notices to is as follows:

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Your attention to this matter will be much appreciated. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at _____________ or by email at _____________.


Signed: __________________________ Dated: ___________

Instructions for Your Tenant's Notice of Intent to Vacate Premises

Completing Your Letter

This letter is used to put a Landlord on notice that the Tenant intends to vacate the premises on a specific date, usually at the end of the lease term. It is best to send it via certified mail, return receipt requested, so that the Tenant can prove that the letter was actually sent. An alternative method would be to send it via email, which can also be used to show that the letter was sent. It is very important for the Tenant to read the original lease agreement to determine whether the Landlord requires a specific number of days' notice as well as any other requirements for the Tenant to complete when ending the Tenancy. For instance, look to see what the Tenant must do to get the security deposit back. There are also often requirements concerning cleaning and repair of any damage to the unit. Finally, do not forget to drop off the keys!

After entering in the relevant information for the Tenant and Landlord, be sure to include a forwarding address when prompted. Most states require the Tenant to provide this information so that the Landlord knows where to send any portion of the security deposit owed to the Tenant.

You also have the option to specify whether or not the Tenant wants to be present when the Landlord conducts an inspection of the premises to determine whether the Tenant owes for any damage. Many states require the Landlord to allow the Tenant to be present during this inspection, and we recommend that the Tenant always insists on being present if he or she wants to have the security deposit returned. Our form allows you to enter a date and time you would prefer for the inspection to occur, and the Landlord should coordinate with you if he or she wants to do the inspection at a different time.

Lastly, be sure to sign and date the letter before sending. It is also a good idea to retain a copy of the original letter.

Please note that the language you see here changes depending on your answers to the document questionnaire.

Tenant's Notice of Intent to Vacate Premises

A tenant's notice of intent to vacate premises is a letter used by a tenant to provide the landlord with written notification that the tenant plans to vacate the premises at a certain date, usually at the end of the lease term. Most state law and lease agreements require the tenant to provide this notice in order to effectively end the tenancy.

Our letter allows you to specify a forwarding address for the landlord to return the security deposit to. You can also specify whether the tenant wants to be present during the landlord's move-out inspection to determine if there is any damage to the premises.

LegalNature's intuitive form will guide you through each step of the process, giving you confidence and peace of mind that your interests are well protected.

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