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Simple steps to terminate a rental agreement

01.04.2022

Simple steps to terminate a rental agreement

Terminating a rental agreement is not a complicated process, neither for the landlord nor the tenant. Rather, it is important to know the specific steps and, if these are followed, nothing out of the ordinary should happen.

The number one piece of knowledge for the terminator of the agreement is that the agreement can be terminated unilaterally with three months' notice (§ 312 (1) of the Law of Obligations Act) or at any time by the mutual agreement of the parties. Both parties can initiate the termination of the rental through the Rendin application from the view of their agreement, or by contacting our customer support.

A necessary part of the termination of the agreement: the deed of handover-reception

If Rendin and the other party have already been notified of the wish to terminate the rental agreement, then the landlord and the tenant must meet at the agreed time in the rental premises to review its condition together. The deed of handover-reception enables the confirmation that the condition of the living space is equivalent to what it was at the time of moving in. At present, the deed can be completed independently in free form; we will add a special feature for creating the deed to the Rendin platform very soon.

If either party has a complaint about the condition or towards the other party, they should contact Rendin as soon as possible and describe the nature of the problem. The differences noted in the deed concern only the rental home and the items related to it.

Reminder for users of Rendin

  • Sometimes landlords have a habit of not formalizing the termination of rental, and only after several months is it revealed that the rental actually ended a long time ago. The termination of the agreement should take place in a timely manner.

  • If the agreement expired by a set date, you should also press the end button in the Rendin application. It is common that the last utility bill is not yet paid by the tenant when the rental agreement ends.

  • Termination of the contract does not give the tenant permission or the right not to pay the rental or utility payments, which they still are obliged to pay for the rental period.

Step-by-step termination of an indefinite rental

Landlord

  1. Notify the other party

  2. Start termination in the Rendin app

  3. Meet the other party on the agreed day for the handover of the property

  4. Complete the deed of handover

  5. Terminate the agreement

  6. Send the last invoices to the former tenant for payment. Wait for the payments to arrive.

Tenant

  1. Notify the other party

  2. Start termination in the Rendin app or notify Rendin customer support

  3. Meet the other party on the agreed day for the handover of the property

  4. Check the relevance of the deed of handover

  5. Terminate the agreement

  6. Pay the last rental bills, utilities, or other obligations.