Most lenders use the leases put in place by the Geneva Real Estate Board and the GENEVA USPI, which provide for the following termination and termination deadlines: all parties to the lease must sign the notice. For married couples, both must sign, even if the rental agreement is only made in the name of a spouse. The initial lease has a term of one year, the notice period is 3 months before the termination date, is tacitly renewed under the applicable conditions for a new period of one year, and then an extension from one year to the next is provided. If the garage is rented in conjunction with a commercial space, the notice is increased to 6 months. In the case of a fixed-term lease, the termination procedure is different: from the beginning, it is clear when you move and no additional termination is required. However, neither you nor the owner can terminate such a lease prematurely for any reason. This also applies if you have signed a waiver of dismissal. This is only permissible if it also applies to the owner. However, a waiver of dismissal is only possible over a four-year period. If the contract is terminated earlier than the required notice, the tenant must present a replacement tenant who agrees to take over the existing tenancy agreement under the same conditions. It also means that the owner does not have to change the contract. If no replacement tenant is declared, the tenant is required to pay the rent until the termination date set out in the contract. Note: It is essential to respect the notice deadlines set out in the agreement.

The owner must receive the notification until the last day before the notice period expires. It is advisable to send the message by recommended letter to get a receipt to prove delivery. The termination of the lease must always be made in writing. The following points should be clearly highlighted in the communication: Recommended letter with receipt of delivery: The postman personally hands over your rental contract. The receipt is confirmed and you, as a tenant, automatically receive a written delivery confirmation. Landlords and tenants` associations also support landlords and tenants in their specific concerns and interests regarding termination. If you wish to leave your apartment, you must report it in writing, preferably by recommended letter, and on time.