A notice to vacate is a legal document giving written notice to the tenant of a property which indicates to him the stipulated time within which he should vacate the leased premises. A notice to vacate can also be given by the tenant to the landlord, putting in writing his/her wish to vacate the premises at a certain date, as per the rental/lease agreement. It is important to provide the notice to vacate in writing to the landlord or the tenant to ensure legal validity, in case of dispute.

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The Notice to Vacate format can be used by the Lessor or Lessee of a leased or rented property. It is signed by one party to indicate the date of withdrawal to the other. It is a legal document having force of law which may be referenced by courts in the event of a disagreement.

Notice to vacate can be printed on a plain white paper and signed by the tenant or landlord. It can be delivered to the intended party in-person or through email. However, it is good to provide the notice to vacate through registered post to ensure the notice has reached its intended recipient.