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Standard Move Out Notice

Hi All, am trying to read our rental contract which unfortunately is in German and I need to know if there is a standard notice period you have to give you lessor before you move out, i.e. 1 mo, 2 mo. etc.? Does anyone know the standard notice period or if it varies from lease to lease? Thank you.
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Re: Standard Move Out Notice

I am not sure if this is standard as its my first apartment here, but for my apartment we have a minimum stay of 1 year, and 3 months written notice when we decide to move out. Our lease was in german too but I suggest you take the time to translate, or get someone to read through it with you.
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Re: Standard Move Out Notice

I guess you really have to read what's on your contract.
Normally is 3 months notice to quit on the legal dates, but you can give one month notice as long as you find another tenant...At least this happened with me.
But you should really clarify with your real estate agent.

Legal dates as far as I know are 30th September and 30th March.
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Re: Standard Move Out Notice

Indeed three months potentially twice a year notice is what you're looking at.

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if you can get the next tenant sorted for the landlord, it is quite usual to work around that fixed time.
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Re: Standard Move Out Notice

Normally its 3 months notice but only on certain dates 1st May, Sep, Dec if I remember correctly but this should be in the contract.

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Re: Standard Move Out Notice

It seems from what I've read here there are "official move out dates" on which -- by some law -- tenants have certain rights to move out. These dates seem to be independent of whatever is on the contract.

Does anyone know these dates (please only post if you are sure) and what the process is to take advantage of them? In particular, do you still need to give 3 months notice before these official dates? Thanks.
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Re: Standard Move Out Notice

From what I know you must go by what is in your contract unless the owner or agent is able to come to other terms with you to get out of your contract.
The standard notice is usually three months, but can be LIMITED to the end of March, June and September only and that after the minimum time on the contract (we agreed to stay one year minimum, the previous tenant a few more!).
So in many places end of June, September etc. are the big move out dates.
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Re: Standard Move Out Notice

I just checked this last week as I want to move but I am not sure when. On the front of your contract there should be a list of months. Generally all the contracts are the same but your landlord will have blacked out some of the dates leaving the ones you can move on. If that doesnt work, take it to a german speaker or someone at work. you should do it soon since you probably have to notify your landlord by the end of June and it may be by register letter.
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