As a tenant, you can terminate your tenancy agreement (temporary or periodic) without justification, but you must send a valid termination to your landlord. To be valid, this communication must be respected: It is important to note that a landlord is required to register a newly leased residential property (known as a “tenant”) with the housing rental board (known as “RTB”). See “A Lessor`s Bonds” for more information. The rental agreement will indicate how much rent you have to pay, how often you have to pay it and other conditions. You must ensure that you understand the terms of the lease before signing it. A rental agreement is a mandatory contract between you and the owner and contains important information about the terms of the lease. In particular, it should indicate what will happen if one of you violates the terms of the agreement. After the first 6 months, your lease becomes a Part 4 lease agreement, which relates to Part 4 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, which deals with rent security. If you have a periodic lease, you don`t need to claim the Part 4 lease in writing, but you must claim it if you have a fixed-term lease – see below. A fixed-term lease is a term agreement. It is usually (but not always) stipulated in a written contract, called a lease agreement. It can be for any period, but can range from only 6 months to a year or more. It is important to keep in mind the following points about a temporary rent: your landlord can at any time terminate the lease during the first 6 months of the lease without having to give a reason, but in general, after 6 months, you benefit from a rental guarantee – see “Part 4 Rental” below.
You must always receive a valid written termination and there are detailed rules on how much termination you should receive based on the length of the lease (with a few exceptions). Read more in our document If your owner wants you to go. If you have a fixed-term contract or lease agreement and wish to remain in the property as part of Part 4, you must inform your landlord of your intention to remain in the property. You must do so between 3 months and 1 month before the expiry of your fixed-term lease. You can use this sample notification letter to stay in Part 4 property. There is no obligation to obtain the separate agreement of the non-owner spouse or life partner if the spouse and both partners accept and sign the lease as co-owner and lessor.