Do you want to leave your rental? Pay attention to your notice of departure from the rental, which can extend between 1 month and 3 months, depending on the situation.
As a tenant, and before looking for new accommodation, you must give notice informing the landlord or the agency in charge of managing the property that you are leaving your rental. Also learn about nekretnine.
As a reminder, the notice is the period between the moment when you inform the real estate agency or the owner that you wish to leave the accommodation, and your departure itself. In short, a notice is used to warn that you are going to end the rental contract.
Rental notice: 1 month or 3 months?
Depending on the case and the situation of the tenant, the termination of the lease must respect a notice period. In principle, the tenant is subject to a notice period of 3 months. However, the notice period may be reduced to 1 month in certain cases :
Notice of furnished accommodation
As part of the rental of furnished property, the duration of the tenant’s notice of departure is reduced to 1 month.
Zone called “tense”
Since 2015, any tenant residing in a “ tight zone ” benefits from a notice period reduced to 1 month. These are in fact municipalities and urban areas with more than 50,000 inhabitants marked by an imbalance between supply and demand in terms of housing. This imbalance is reflected in particular by difficult access to housing and high rents.
Change of professional situation
The tenant can benefit from a notice period of 1 month in the context of a change in professional situation such as:
- The loss of a job (dismissal, agreed termination)
- Obtaining a new job following a job loss
- A professional transfer
- Getting a first job
If the state of health of the tenant requires a change of address, a notice of 1 month will be granted to him on presentation of a medical certificate . Note that the age of the tenant is not taken into account in this situation.
One month’s notice may be granted to recipients of the Active Solidarity Income (RSA) or the Disabled Adult Allowance (AAH). In addition, if social housing has been allocated to him, the tenant can give notice reduced to one month.
When the tenants of the accommodation are cohabitants, the reduction of the notice period to one month applies if the two cohabitants are registered on the lease : if the situation of one or the other cohabitant corresponds to one of the situations described above high, then tenants can get one month’s notice.
On the other hand, if only one of the two cohabitants is mentioned on the lease and his change of situation does not respect the conditions specified above, then the tenants are subject to three months’ notice.
Married tenants can benefit from one month’s notice even if only one of the two spouses is in one of the cases indicated above. However, both bride and groom must sign the rental departure notice.
How do I send my departure notice?
The notice must be sent by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt or delivered by hand with receipt or emergence. However, the hand-delivery cannot take place if the lease was signed before March 27, 2014.
The period of notice begins upon receipt of it by the owner or the real estate agency managing the property.
And after ?
Your notice is given. You now know the exact date on which you must leave the accommodation and return the keys to the rental to the owner. To avoid stress, organize your search for a new home.
Then, remember to carry out the rental repairs that are your responsibility. In this regard, go quickly read our article to find out which repairs are the responsibility of the tenant or not!