Renting periods

When you find a home you like, you must sign a rental agreement. Normally, this is done with a real estate agent, with the organization, or directly with the landlord. Be aware that there are two types of tenancy agreements: a fixed-period or an indefinite period agreement.

Fixed-period rental contract (short-stay)

A fixed-period agreement has a final date, often a short-stay contract. It is important to remember that a fixed-period contract does not end automatically on the final date. The agreement must be terminated in writing, by both the tenant and the landlord.

Are you renting a self-contained house for longer than two years? Then you can’t end the agreement before the final date stated in the contract, unless both you and your landlord agree to it. The same rule applies when you are renting a non-self-contained house for longer than five years.

Indefinite rental contract

Unlike a fixed-period contract, an indefinite rental contract has no end date. However, an indefinite rental contract can be terminated by the landlord if there are legal grounds for termination.