Many leases require that the tenant provide notice to vacate a certain number of days before the tenancy ends. Be sure to read your lease and comply with this notice requirement. Send your notice via certificate of mailing, and always keep a copy. You may want to check out a sample notice of intent to vacate. You should request in writing that the landlord schedule a closeout inspection with you so that you can be sure the premises are without damages and clean according to the landlords standards.