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Cancelling Rental Contract?

I heard that if I sign a one year contract, as long as I give a 3 months notice in advance, I can choose to leave the property despite it being a one year contract.

Is this true? Because to me, it sounds a little odd.
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Old 18.12.2012, 08:52
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Re: Cancelling Rental Contract?

Read your contract, or ask someone to read it to you. In the contract it will/should clearly state the dates that you are able to terminate on. Some contracts allow two dates per year, others may allow three or four.

As an example, if your contract allows for termination on the 30th of September, then you must submit your termination notice and it must be received (best per certified mail) on or before the end of June.

It is not a "pick any termination date" and you can go. If you moved in on the first of April of this year, then you must send your termination notice before the end of this year and you must be cleaned and released by the end of March of 2013. However, you are not able to set your termination date to the 15th of May, since this is not a possible termination date according to your contract.

Does this help answer your question?
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Re: Cancelling Rental Contract?

If you want to leave w/o further obligation than everything Jumping Captain said is totally true.

You may leave outside this specific deadlines and notice periods. But you have to present a new suitable(*) tenant who is willing to take over your contract as is. You will have to pay all rent due until either the ink under the new contract is dry or till the next possible cancellation date. Art. 264 Swiss Code of Obligations.

suitable: Financially stable, can afford the rent, no pursuits, clean police record, animals may be a problem.
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Re: Cancelling Rental Contract?

I see.

Because the place I am interested in is available for one year, but I need it for 6 months only. And the current tenant told me of this way to possibly get out of it sooner.
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