The tenant may terminate his lease at any time without having to give reasons for his decision. However, once his notice has been sent, the tenant who wishes to reconsider his decision can always send a letter of cancellation of notice to his landlord. The latter will be free to refuse the request and to ask for the tenant’s departure.
Inform your landlord either by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt, or by bailiff’s act or hand-delivered against receipt or signature. It must be given by both spouses if the dwelling is occupied by a married couple or by both cohabitants if they are signatories of a Pacs.
Allow your landlord a right of visit to present the accommodation to prospective tenants under certain conditions of acceptance. Agree on visiting hours, working days exclude Sundays and holidays, but not Saturdays. The landlord is absolutely not allowed to enter the accommodation in the absence of the tenant, even if the visiting hours are respected, nor can he oblige the latter to leave him a set of keys.
Respect the notice period corresponding to your rental. In certain cases, the tenant benefits from a reduced rental notice period of one month, especially when the accommodation is located in a tense area.
TO KNOW! The Alur law and the Macron law authorize the tenant to leave his dwelling after one month’s notice only under the following conditions :
- housing located in a tense area
- Professional transfer
- New job following dismissal
- Getting a first job
- Health condition justifying a change of residence
- Recipient of disabled adult allowance
- RSA Beneficiary
- Accessibility to social housing
In empty or furnished annual rentals, the legislation is more flexible for a tenant wishing to give notice to his landlord than in the opposite case.