Terminating the rental contract
Are you moving and do you wish to terminate your rental contract? Read on to find out how to do that.
Terminating the Rental Contract
The period of notice for terminating a rental contract is one month. You can give notice on your rental contract any day of the month, with the exception of Saturdays, Sundays, or public holidays. For example, if you give notice that you want to terminate your rental contract on the 20th of the month, the last day of the rental contract will be the 20th of the following month at the earliest. Should this day fall on the weekend or a public holiday, the next working day will be used as the end date of the rental contract. You may also give notice for a longer period (a maximum of three (3) months).
You can use the form below to terminate your rental contract, which then must be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org after signing. You’re responsible for ensuring that we receive the notice for terminating your rental contract in good order. Always pay attention to whether you have received our confirmation and be sure to keep it for your own administration.
To give notice on a commercial property or parking space, please refer to the relevant rental contract. If you have any questions about terminating the rental contract for a commercial space, please contact: email@example.com
The rental contract termination form must be completed in full and signed by all tenants before we’ll proceed to processing it. You’ll receive confirmation of the termination of your rental contract within a few working days of receiving this form. This confirmation will include your last rental day and a proposed date for the preliminary and the final inspection.
Inspection and Return of Housing
Have you terminated your rental contract? Before you can return the keys to us, we’ll make agreements together about returning the rental unit. We’ll check the compliance with these agreements during the final inspection on the last rental day.
The first inspection, also known as the “preliminary inspection,” will be carried out as soon as possible after receipt of the notice for terminating your rental contract. During this preliminary inspection, our employee will explain to you how to vacate the housing that you’ve been renting. The activities that you must complete before returning the housing are recorded in writing on an inspection form. After signing this form, you’ll receive a copy of it and will have time before the final inspection to correct any defects/damages and/or to remove any provisions to the housing that you made yourself. If the housing unit will be rented directly after your departure, you can discuss the new tenant’s potential takeover of items like curtains, lighting and so forth during this inspection. The preliminary inspection will be carried out on a working day between 9:00 am–5:00 pm and will take approximately thirty (30) minutes to an hour.
The final inspection will take place on the last rental day, between 9:00 am–5:00 pm. This final inspection will take approximately thirty (30) minutes. Our employee will check whether you’re vacating the housing according to the agreements made. You’re expected to leave the housing clean, empty, and without damage; you’re also expected to have completed the points (i.e. activities) as recorded in the inspection form. Once everything has been approved, you can return the keys and your rental contract will be terminated. If there are any remaining defects to the housing, you can still remedy them. This might change the final rental date, which means that you’ll have to pay additional rent on the relevant number of days. AHAM Real Estate might also repair the defects and pass on the associated costs to you and/or deduct them from your housing deposit.
After the rental contract has been terminated and you’ve vacated the unit, we’ll send you the final invoice. Our Financial Department will compile an overview of any costs that you still have to pay in connection with the return of the housing. These costs will be deducted from the housing deposit that you paid prior to moving in. For the sake of clarity:
- You will receive the housing deposit and any overpaid rent.
- You will pay the costs for repairs at the end of the rental contract and any outstanding receivables.
- You’ll get back your housing deposit no later than a period of two (2) weeks, unless defects have been found in, or there is damage to, the housing.
In which case, it will take no more than one (1) month for you to receive your housing deposit back.
While looking for a new rental unit, you’ll regularly be asked to provide a landlord’s statement. You can request this statement from us. In this statement, AHAM Real Estate will indicate whether your rent was paid on time or whether any nuisance or housing fraud took place during the last two years of your rental period.