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.
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.