The rental agreement for an apartment, valid until further notice, continues until terminated by the tenant or the lessor. The period of notice is one month if the tenant terminates the rental agreement, and if the lessor terminates it, six months, provided that the tenancy has continued for at least one year. The period of notice for tenancies lasting less than 12 months is three months. Unless otherwise agreed, the period of notice begins at the end of the month in which notice was given.
A fixed-term lease agreement is binding on both the lessor and the tenant for the agreed period of time. If a tenant terminates a fixed-term lease agreement prior to its expiry, he or she will usually be liable to pay compensation for damages to the lessor. The maximum amount of compensation is set at the total amount of rent for the months remaining in the term of the lease.
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