If a term „fixed“ is chosen, the tenancy agreement can be pursued at expiry if the landlord and tenant wish to do so. In some jurisdictions, the law requires it to become a term lease, usually from month to month, although this may vary. In other jurisdictions, the fixed-term lease may become an „at-will lease“ or a „tenant with suffering“ if it expires, which lasts only the length of time desired by both parties and is not subject to as important legal protection as a periodic tenancy agreement. If you wish to terminate all rights to a fixed-term lease as soon as the lease expires, you must admit it correctly before the term of the lease expires, in accordance with local status. If you sign a rental agreement, you contractually agree to pay the rent to the landlord. This is a legal obligation that the courts take seriously. You may be liable to the landlord for the landlord not paying the rent, even if you have a good reason for not being able to take possession. In some situations, it may be cheaper for you to simply take possession and immediately notice that you will evacuate as soon as the notice expires – it may sometimes be better to pay one or two months` rent than to go to court and be forced to pay more. The „law“ refers to the legislation relating to leases in your country. After choosing the location of the property by filling out the details of the lease, you will see under your selection a link to the applicable legislation for the jurisdiction you have chosen. It is not necessary to explicitly state the name of the „law“ in your contract, as the corresponding legislation is satisfactorily characterized by the „severability“ clause of your lease.
The lessor must keep a copy of a written agreement and any changes on paper or electronic form at least two years after the end of the lease. As a general rule, when a tenant accepts a temporary rent, usually for 6 months or 1 year, the tenant agrees to be responsible for the rent for that period. When the tenant has emptied the premises before the term of the contract expires, the tenant generally remains responsible for paying the rent for the duration of the lease (provided that the lease is not in a jurisdiction allowing the tenant to prematurely terminate an early termination of a fixed-term lease). If the landlord can rent the premises again before the end of the tenant`s lease, the broken tenant is usually no longer obliged to rent, as the landlord cannot cash in double the rental for the premises. All new Housing SA tenants will be offered a 12-month trial lease. A 5-year tenancy agreement is offered to tenants, even if they do: in the case of fixed-term tenancy agreements, landlords can only increase the rent if they have certain conditions in the tenancy agreement for rent increases. In all cases, the owner can only increase once over a 6-month period. The landlord must give written notice to the tenant at least 60 days before the rent increase. The tenant must cancel at least 21 days in writing (244.5 KB PDF) or one month in writing if the rent is paid monthly.
The owner may agree to accept less than the required notification. This agreement should be written down.