This Notice to Quit template is one of the documents required in Scotland to legally terminate a Short Assured Tenancy at the expiry of the tenancy.
A Notice to Quit letter is a written document served by a landlord on a tenant or a tenant on a landlord and has the effect of bringing the contractual tenancy agreement to an end on its natural expiry. To legally terminate a Short Assured Tenancy in Scotland at the expiry of the tenancy, the landlord must send the tenant two forms: a Notice to Quit and a Section 33 Notice.
The minimum period of notice for serving a Notice to Quit is 40 days if the tenancy is for 4 months or longer. For a tenancy that is continuing on a month by month basis after the original period has ended, the minimum notice period is 28 days.
It is recommended that both Notice to Quit forms are sent at the same time by recorded delivery. The notices must be sent at least 2 months before the tenancy is due to end (since the notice period for serving a Section 33 Notice is 2 months). If you don't meet that deadline, the tenant may be legally able to stay on in the house after the agreed date of termination.