Signing the tenancy agreement

Every exchange student has to sign a tenancy agreement for their apartment. The tenancy agreement is an agreement written in duplicate between the tenant and the lessor and it looks after the interest of both. Tenancy agreements are signed online and an invitation to sign will be sent after the Homerun reservation. Please save a copy of the agreement to yourself in case you need it later on.

Tenancy period

The tenancy agreement is always a fixed term agreement for the same period of time as your exchange period. So, if your studies start in September the room is automatically reserved for you starting from September first. The obligation to pay the rent begins on the same day when the agreement starts and the tenancy is valid until the date mentioned in the agreement. The rent has to be paid for the whole rental period, even if you want to leave before the rental period ends. Note that because the tenancy agreement is for a fixed term, it cannot be changed afterwards. Before signing the tenancy agreement please check the rental period and read through the terms carefully. Apartments are changed only for a cogent reason (e.g. medical reason).

Extending the tenancy agreement

If you wish to stay in your room longer than you have signed the tenancy agreement for, it is usually possible to extend the agreement. For extending the agreement, please contact PSOAS office two months in advance. For example, if you wish to renew your agreement which ends on the 31st of May and would like to stay in your apartment also in June, you should contact PSOAS by the 31st of March.

Terminating the tenancy agreement

The tenancy agreement is always made for a fixed term and it cannot be terminated during the lease. The agreement will end on the date mentioned in the agreement. Separate notice of termination from the tenant is not needed.

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