According to the rental law, the period of notice for a tenant is one calendar month, and a lease always lasts until the end of the following full month. If you want your lease to end, for example, in the end of March, notice has to been given during February.
You can terminate the lease at the Housing Office or via Tenant Pages. For couples both tenants have to sign the termination at the Housing Office. Couples can also terminate the lease via Tenant Pages.
If the lease is a fixed-term and the period of the contract is less than six months, as for the exchange students, the tenant can not terminate the lease during the period of the rental agreement.
Among other reason, completion of studies is grounds for termination of the lease on TYS’s part. The period of notice in termination executed by the landlord is three to six months, depending on the duration of tenancy.
In case of serious violations TYS has the right to end the lease agreement without a notice period. These violation include, for example, neglecting to pay the rent, continuous violations of the regulations of the housing association, transfer of the right of tenancy or giving up a portion of the apartment to another party without the permission of TYS. In such cases the tenancy agreement will be terminated immediately once the tenant has been informed of the rescission of the contract. If necessary, TYS will request an eviction order from the court.
Apartment inspection when moving out
During the one month’s notice time, TYS’s inspector comes to check whether the apartment is in need of a renovation. The inspector will ring the doorbell before entering the apartment but if nobody is home the inspector can use a master key to get in. If you have pets or wish to be present during the inspection for some other reason, please notify this via email when you terminate your lease.
If you live in a shared apartment, remember to notify your roommates that you are moving out. More information will come with the confirmation of ending a lease and also here.