This is a statutorily defined document.
Even in private leases, tenant's rights are covered by law.
Always check the applicable law regarding period of notice, and terms of notice. Make sure you're familiar with the law.
In many cases these notices are required to inform tenants of their rights.
It's advisable to give notice in excess of the statutory period, to ensure compliance with regulations.
Under certain circumstances tenants may:Request an extension of time to leave the premises.
Dispute the notice to quit.
Take statutory action prescribed by law regarding the notice to quit.
It's not strictly speaking necessary to give a reason for termination of tenancy. A landlord may usually require vacant possession of the premises under any circumstances. However, in the event of a dispute, the landlord will need to cite the basis of notice to vacate to the arbitration body.
Notice to quit premises at (insert full address)
You are hereby given notice that your tenancy of the above premises will cease as of ( insert date). This notice is given in excess of the statutory period for notification required under (insert name of applicable law).
You are required to vacate the premises as of that date.
In accordance with the provisions of (insert name of law) you may, if necessary request an extension of time to vacate, or lodge dispute the notice to vacate in accordance with that law.
(Note: If an extension is required, please notify me as soon as possible.)
The keys and any spare keys to the premises are to be returned on that date.
Please contact me on the above phone number if you have any queries.