3. Figure out when to give your landlord the notice

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3. Figure out when to give your landlord the notice

It is important that you give the notice on time. If your notice is even one day late, you could owe an extra month's rent.

If you rent by the month you must give the notice to your landlord at least 60 days before your termination date. NOTE: the law says you must send it 5 days earlier if you mail it.

To count the days correctly, start with the day after you will give the notice. Call that day 1. Then continue to count all the days after that up to the termination date. If the termination date is day 60 or more, this is enough days.

Example: You have a monthly tenancy and you want August 31 to be your termination date. You have to give the notice to your landlord at least 60 days before that, which means no later than July 2. If you mail it, you must mail it no later than June 27.

EXCEPTION FOR FEBRUARY: You can give a little less than 60 days' notice if February is one of the months in your notice period. If you want to move out the last day of February, you have until January 1 to give the notice to your landlord. And if you want to move out on March 31, you have until February 1 to give the notice to your landlord.

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Reviewed: August 31, 2015

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