California Lease Termination Letters | 30 & 60 Day Notice

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The California lease termination agreements are used by a landlord or tenant seeking to end a month to month tenancy relationship. The form must be served to the other party (recommended with Certified Mail). According to Civil Code 1946 any tenancy at will must be terminated with thirty (30) days’ notice unless the tenancy has gone for more than one (1) year under which sixty (60) days must be provided.


30-Day Notice – For a month-to-month tenancy that began less than one (1) year from the notice of termination.

60-Day Notice – For a month-to-month tenancy that has been going on for more than one (1) year.

How to Write

Step 1 – Enter the tenant(s)/subtenant(s) names.

Step 2 – The property’s information must be inputted including the street address, unit #, city, and zip code.

Step 3 – The date for which the notice begins must be written and the submitter will need to sign.

Proof of Service – Decide which of the following ways to send the notice:

  • Deliver Notice Personally
  • Leaving a Copy at the Residence or Place of Business
  • Posting and Mailing via Certified Mail (Return Receipt)