2020 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 41. Landlord and Tenant
§41-111. Termination of tenancy.
A. Except as otherwise provided in the Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, when the tenancy is month-to-month or tenancy at will, the landlord or tenant may terminate the tenancy provided the landlord or tenant gives a written notice to the other at least thirty (30) days before the date upon which the termination is to become effective. The thirty-day period to terminate shall begin to run from the date notice to terminate is served as provided in subsection E of this section.
B. Except as otherwise provided in the Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, when the tenancy is less than month-to-month, the landlord or tenant may terminate the tenancy provided the landlord or tenant gives to the other a written notice served as provided in subsection E of this section at least seven (7) days before the date upon which the termination is to become effective.
C. Unless earlier terminated under the provisions of the Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or unless otherwise agreed upon, a tenancy for a definite term expires on the ending date thereof without notice.
D. If the tenant remains in possession without the landlord's consent after the expiration of the term of the rental agreement or its termination under the Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, the landlord may immediately bring an action for possession and damages. If the tenant's holdover is willful and not in good faith the landlord may also recover an amount not more than twice the average monthly rental, computed and prorated on a daily basis, for each month or portion thereof that said tenant remains in possession. If the landlord consents to the tenant's continued occupancy, a month-to-month tenancy is thus created, unless the parties otherwise agree.
E. The written notice, required by the Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, to terminate any tenancy shall be served on the tenant or landlord personally unless otherwise specified by law. If the tenant cannot be located, service shall be made by delivering the notice to any family member of such tenant over the age of twelve (12) years residing with the tenant. If service cannot be made on the tenant personally or on such family member, notice shall be posted at a conspicuous place on the dwelling unit of the tenant. If the notice is posted, a copy of such notice shall be mailed to the tenant by certified mail or by mailing such notice through the Firm Mailing Book for Accountable Mail as provided by the United States Post Office. If service cannot be made on the landlord personally, the notice shall be mailed to the landlord by certified mail. For the purpose of this subsection, the word "landlord" shall mean any person authorized to receive service of process and notice pursuant to Section 116 of this title.
F. The provisions of this section shall not apply to an occupant who has no rental agreement with the landlord and with whom the landlord has not consented to creating a tenancy. A landlord shall have the right to demand that such an occupant vacate the dwelling unit or the premises or both and shall not be required to commence eviction proceedings. If the occupant wrongfully fails to comply within a reasonable time, the occupant shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a trespass and may be punished by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
Added by Laws 1978, c. 257, § 11, eff. Oct. 1, 1978. Amended by Laws 1980, c. 168, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1980; Laws 1982, c. 251, § 1, emerg. eff. May 11, 1982; Laws 2016, c. 294, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2016; Laws 2019, c. 115, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2019.