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Legal Questions for Leasing Period

Hi.

Sorry if this questions has been asked before, but i am not able to find and thread concerning this.

I have a rental contract which is a bit difficult to get out from. In my contract it says that i am legally obliged to the apartment for two years if i am not able to find anyone which will be interested to take over my lease.

Is it allowed to put two years in rental contracts like this?

Appreciate any help!

Thank you
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Old 08.07.2021, 20:49
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Hi.

Sorry if this questions has been asked before, but i am not able to find and thread concerning this.

I have a rental contract which is a bit difficult to get out from. In my contract it says that i am legally obliged to the apartment for two years if i am not able to find anyone which will be interested to take over my lease.

Is it allowed to put two years in rental contracts like this?

Appreciate any help!

Thank you
Sure, sometimes it's 5 years. It's to separated serious people who actually want to stay from gipsys.
I stayed for over 15 years in the last flat I rented, thats what landlords are looking for stable income & nothing else.
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Old 08.07.2021, 21:09
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Re: Legal Questions for Leasing Period

Did you sign it?

If so, then yes.

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Re: Legal Questions for Leasing Period

Your options to leave earlier than the two years are:

1. find a new tenant to take it over (CO Art. 264)

2. die - then your heirs can use the normal "legally prescribed notice" (CO Art. 266i)
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Re: Legal Questions for Leasing Period

Option 3 - stop paying rent. Landlord will cancel your contract soon enough out of goodness of his heart.
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Option 3 - stop paying rent. Landlord will cancel your contract soon enough out of goodness of his heart.
No, they'll evict you for non payment of rent but could still claim the rent as a consequential loss up to the end of the contract or the point they find a new tenant.

A contract can't be broken on one side without consequences!

And you'll get a nice entry in the Betreibungsregister to make it so much easier getting a new place...
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