If you rent your home from a private landlord or a licensed housing company, you have an agreement or contract with that person or institution known as a rental agreement – which may or may not be written. The most common types of leases are fixed-term leases and periodic leases – both are described in more detail below. If you have a fixed-term contract or lease agreement and wish to remain in the property as part of Part 4, you must inform your landlord of your intention to remain in the property. You must do so between 3 months and 1 month before the expiry of your fixed-term lease. You can use this sample notification letter to stay in Part 4 property. After the first 6 months, your lease becomes a Part 4 lease agreement, which relates to Part 4 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, which deals with rent security. If you have a periodic lease, you don`t need to claim the Part 4 lease in writing, but you must claim it if you have a fixed-term lease – see below. If you have purchased a Part 4 lease or other Part 4 lease, your landlord can only terminate your lease in certain circumstances. Read more in our document If your owner wants you to go. As a tenant, you can terminate the periodic lease at any time.
You don`t have to give a reason. Here, too, there are detailed rules for notice periods and what is a valid termination – see below “End of your lease.” You must notify your landlord if a lease is terminated with the following notification. There are different notice periods if an owner terminates a lease, for more information about this document, see our document If your landlord wants you to go. If you do not inform your landlord, you will not be denied Coverage for Part 4, but you may have to compensate the lessor for the financial damage you suffered because you did not inform them of your intention to remain in the lease. The rental agreement will indicate how much rent you have to pay, how often you have to pay it and other conditions. You must ensure that you understand the terms of the lease before signing it. A rental agreement is a mandatory contract between you and the owner and contains important information about the terms of the lease. In particular, it should indicate what will happen if one of you violates the terms of the agreement. The following section describes the requirements for a tenant who wishes to terminate a tenancy agreement. (As mentioned above, landlords must follow different rules if they want to terminate a lease.) RtB also has information on its website about how a tenant can terminate a tenancy agreement. If you want to leave and you don`t have a fixed-term contract, you don`t need to give a reason, but you have to give the right notice in writing – see “End of your lease” below.
A fixed-term lease is a term agreement. It is usually (but not always) stipulated in a written contract, called a lease agreement. It can be for any period, but can range from only 6 months to a year or more. It is important to keep in mind the following points about a temporary rent: your landlord can at any time terminate the lease during the first 6 months of the lease without having to give a reason, but in general, after 6 months, you benefit from a rental guarantee – see “Part 4 Rental” below. You must always receive a valid written termination and there are detailed rules on how much termination you should receive based on the length of the lease (with a few exceptions).