Sample Lease Cancellation Agreement


Tenant (s):


Lease Expires:                                    Cancellation Date:

Tenant’s lease does not expire until the date indicated above. Landlord will agree to the early termination date requested by tenant on the following conditions listed below. Agreement is confirmed by signatures of tenant(s) and landlord. Please sign at the bottom. Tenant(s) will:

_ Give Landlord written notice at least _________ days prior to the next rental due date

_ Pay rent through the cancellation date selected

_ Deliver keys the day of moving out

_ Pay in addition to the foregoing, an amount equal to _______ months’ rent prior to moving out _ Leave the premises in good condition If tenant(s) do(es) not move out on or before the cancellation date stated in their notice, and/or prior to move-out pay ______ months rent as stated in this agreement, then, at the election of the Landlord, such notice shall lapse and become ineffective to terminate the lease agreement and the tenant(s) shall be responsible for all rent lost, as well as any other lawful charges resulting from breaking the lease, including attorney’s fees, in accordance with the lease agreement previously executed. Regarding the security deposit: If there is no damage or unpaid rent, tenant's security deposit will be returned as required by Maryland Law. But if tenant (s) does not move out on or before the cancellation date stated in the written notice, then at the election of the Landlord, such notice shall lapse and become ineffective to so terminate this lease agreement, and the tenant (s) shall be responsible for all damages as set forth in the lease including but not limited to rent loss, and any other expenses resulting from the breaking of the lease, as well as attorney’s fees.

Landlord’s Signature                                  Tenant’s Signature

Date:                                                       Date: 

Tenant’s Signature                                    Tenant’s Signature 

Date:                                                      Date: 

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