South Dakota Lease Termination Form | 30-Day Notice

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Updated January 23, 2023

A South Dakota Lease Termination Letter is a legal document required by most all owners/landlords/management companies in order to provide the appropriate days of notice to vacate the premises. The notice by either the lessor or lessee must be at least as long as the “term of the hiring itself,” and shall not exceed a month. Simply put, the notice period must be equal to that of the term. If the tenancy is month to month, then the notice given must be one (1) month; if it is a week-to-week arrangement, then one (1) week’s notice must be provided.

It may be used by either the landlord or the tenant. It’s very simple to complete and will serve the need to provide legal notice to vacate, one to the other. Once notice has been served it allows anyone to remain in compliance of a rental agreement.

LawsSDCL § 43-32-15

Notice Requirement – One (1) month for month-to-month tenancies.

How To Write

Step 1 – Download the document –

  • Check the box indicating whether you are the landlord serving the tenant or the tenant serving the landlord the appropriate days notice to vacate as according to your written lease

Step 2 – Return of Security Deposit – Tenant must provide the following information in order to receive the return of your deposit:

  • Street address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code

Step 3 – Arrange a walk through on move out:

  • As soon as possible, the landlord and tenant must arrange a final walk through of the premises on the date the tenant will vacate the property or soon after

Step 4 – Utilities –

  • The tenant(s) must be certain to be responsible for either moving the utilities to their new address or having them turned off
  • If the landlord would like to change the utilities back to their name they must call the utility companies to make these arrangements

Step 5 – Signature

  • Whomever is serving this notice to vacate, must enter their signature and printed name