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 (with a difference between a normal fixed-period contract and a short-stay contract) or an indefinite period agreement.
Fixed-period rental contract and short-stay contract
A fixed-period agreement has a final date. 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.
Short-stay contracts have also a fixed period, but can last no longer than 11 months and 30 days. This type of contract ends automatically on the final date and can not be terminated before, unless you have circumstances mentioned in your rental contract.
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.