Termination of a lease
You are free to leave your accommodation when you want and without having to motivate your decision.
However, you are bound by a few obligations:
- Observe the notice period stipulated in the rental agreement.
This period runs from the day of the first presentation of registered mail: it is three months for dwellings rented under the Act of 6 July 1989. In the case of a furnished rental or dwelling In a home or a city, the duration of the notice is provided for in your lease. In case of absence of a written contract, it will be equivalent to the periodicity of payment of the rent (generally one month).
- Allow your landlord or his agent to visit your home for relocation.
Provide written timetables for these visits (2 hours per day maximum), setting the days and hours of the visit.
- Pay your rent and expenses until your notice expires.
Whether you physically leave the premises before that date does not relieve you of this obligation.
One exception: if your landlord finds a tenant willing to sign a new lease, and only if this lease takes effect before the end date of your notice (if you know a buddy interested in presenting it, now is the time!) .
Attention, most donors consider that "any month begun is due". There is no legal basis for this rule. If, for example, the notice letter is given on March 10, the tenant can only claim the rent and expenses until June 10, unless the lease provides.
Your landlord can collect only one rent for the same apartment. Therefore, if your dwelling has been re-rented before the notice expires, you do not have to pay the rent and expenses from the date of entry into the premises of the new occupant.