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Old 12.08.2015, 11:32
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Re: Leaving a WG, what are my rights?

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As you probably are renting a furnished room in a WG rather than an unfurnished one, notice period is two weeks rather than three months.
See full thread for further info

Giving notice is possible at the end of each month. Art. 266e of the Code of Obligations

So, give notice on Aug 31st (meaning, give notice in writing by registered mail nine days before the 31st of August or hand the written notice over to the person you're renting from before the 31st and request immediate written confirmation of receipt of the notice from said person.

Meaning, you can be out of the lease by Sept 15th if the room is unfurnished and you don't find a replacement tenant for yourself who'd take over the lease at an earlier date.



If the room is furnished, proceed the same regarding giving notice before Aug 31st, and you will be out of the lease by Dec 1st if you don't find a replacement tenant for yourself who'd take over the lease at an earlier date.


HTH
Just to clarify, if you are renting a furnished room, you only have to give 2 weeks notice, but the move out date still has to be the last day of the month rather than any date of your choice.

"A party may terminate the lease of furnished rooms, a separately rented parking space or other comparable facility by giving two weeks' notice expiring at the end of a one-month period of the lease."
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