Renting periods


Fixed-period or indefinite rental contracts

There are two types of tenancy agreements; a fixed-period or an indefinite period agreement.

 

Fixed-period rental contract

A fixed-period agreement has a final date. Are you renting a self-contained house for longer than two years? You can’t end the agreement before the final date stated on 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.

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.

 

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.

 

Rental contracts in the private sector

When it comes to the private sector, rental contracts have been liberalised. This means your rent is not based on a points system and that there is no maximum amount of rent a landlord can charge you.

Please note, this only applies to self-contained housing. Your house is considered to be self-contained if it has its own entrance, kitchen and toilet.