Express notice, also known as actual notice, is when a person is told something directly through a written document or verbally. Once the person has been provided express notice, they have specific knowledge of the fact or proceeding. An example of express notice is a tenant providing a landlord with written notice that they plan on moving out at the end of their lease. The landlord is unable to claim they did not have knowledge the tenant wasn’t planning on renewing their lease since they were given express notice from the tenant of their plans to move out.
[Last updated in July of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]