Tenant's Notice to Quit: Early Termination of Tenancy (Form G and Form H)

Tenants use Form G and Form H to end their tenancy (lease) early if their health has gotten worse or they’ve been accepted into a nursing home.

Use Form G and Form H: Tenant’s Notice to Quit – Early Termination of Tenancy to end a tenancy (lease) early if the tenant’s health has gotten worse or they’ve been accepted into a nursing home.

Form G and Form H includes Form G: Tenant’s Notice to Quit and Form H: Physician’s Statement.

More than 1 tenant in the unit

If there is more than 1 tenant in the unit, the tenancy (lease) ends for all tenants after providing Form G: Tenant’s Notice to Quit to the landlord. Other tenants can sign a new lease with the landlord if the landlord agrees.

Give notice

By law, you must give your landlord at least 1 month’s notice to end the tenancy (lease) early for health reasons or because you got accepted into a nursing home. You can also provide a forwarding address for the landlord to return your security deposit.

Who can use this form

A tenant can use this form to give their landlord notice that they’re ending the tenancy (lease) early for the following reasons:

  • the tenant’s health has gotten worse and they can no longer afford to pay the rent
  • the tenant’s health has gotten worse and they can no longer stay in the unit
  • the tenant has been accepted into a nursing home or home for special care

What you need to do

  1. Complete Form G.
  2. If you’ve experienced a significant deterioration in health, get your doctor to complete Form H: Physician’s Certificate – Termination of Tenancy for Health Reasons.
  3. If you’ve been accepted into a nursing home, provide the acceptance letter from the nursing home.
  4. If you have co-tenants that agree with ending the tenancy (lease) early, you also need to complete Form G: Acknowledgement of Service.
  5. If you have co-tenants that don’t agree with ending the tenancy (lease) early, you need to serve the other tenants with a copy of Form G. Then you need to complete the Affidavit of Service (on Form G).
  6. Personally deliver the completed Form G and either Form H or the acceptance letter from the nursing home to your landlord. Or send the documents to your landlord by registered mail.

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