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Question concerning moving out of an apartment

My OH and I want to relocate to another area and therefore need to give notice on our apartment. Our lease is yearly from November thru October. A three month notice is required. Is it possible to give notice (way in advance) to move out in the middle of that year without having to arrange a sublease situation. In other words, I am saying that I want to leave in May of 2021 instead of November of 2020. Can that be arranged by simply putting in the moveout notice in July of 2020.
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Re: Question concerning moving out of an apartment

not a sublease. The other option is to just fine new candidates who want to take the lease over properly.


Yes, you can move out earlier and request to handover the apartment earlier, and then you would be liable to pay the lease until the proper notice period.



Technically, if the landlord then finds a new tenant themseles, there is a point at which they cannot collect 'double rent' - so you are relying on them to find a new tenant... and in the meantime you pay rent right through to end of October.
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Re: Question concerning moving out of an apartment

You're not entitled to it, but start talking with your landlord. If you're in luck they say "nicely in time, we don't care all fine by us." (do get it in writing tho)
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Re: Question concerning moving out of an apartment

When I did something similar in Geneva, some years ago, the Regie did nothing. Didn't list it as available, didn't tell callers that it was available (even when they specifically mentioned the address), basically left it up to me to find a replacement tenant that they would accept.

I found 10, they accepted one of them.

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Old 17.05.2020, 16:39
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Re: Question concerning moving out of an apartment

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here, but I think that when you move out of an apartment before your lease up is here in CH, it's usually up to you to find replacement tenants. Basically, you just need to list your apartment on a site like homegate.ch and then show your place and provide at least 3 (?) qualifying applications to your landlord, for potential new tenants. At least that's been the case for us both times we moved here in CH. But I would definitely talk to your landlord about it first.
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here, but I think that when you move out of an apartment before your lease up is here in CH, it's usually up to you to find replacement tenants. Basically, you just need to list your apartment on a site like homegate.ch and then show your place and provide at least 3 (?) qualifying applications to your landlord, for potential new tenants. At least that's been the case for us both times we moved here in CH. But I would definitely talk to your landlord about it first.
Either you cancel on an agreed upon date, or if you want to get out earlier you have to provide one suitable candidate who is willing to take over your contract as is. More candidates is not needed but it raises your chances of an actual take-over since candidates sometimes lie about their position or they find something else before they sign the contract.
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Basically, you just need to list your apartment on a site like homegate.ch and then show your place and provide at least 3 (?) qualifying applications to your landlord, for potential new tenants.
One. 1. One single solvent, suitable replacement tenant and willing to take over and sign the lease with the same conditions as the original tenant. That's all. But it is advised to submit at least three or even more as one will chicken out, the other finds something better, and the last one is just so, so, solvent but luckily signs the contract.
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