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One last option you probably can`t rely on is if the lease is invalid for some reason. For example, if the landlord has made you sign a lease that reduces your legal rights or gives you responsibilities for which the landlord is legally responsible. In this case, the lease is without effect and the fixed term may not be binding. Please consult a lawyer if this is the case. If the tenant wishes to enforce the termination clause, the minimum notice required must be clearly defined in the termination clause (a notice period of 1 month is normal). In addition, certain conditions may be attached to the clause that must be met. For example, it may stipulate that the tenant must have paid the full rent due before being allowed to use the termination clause. The notice of termination you have requested must end on the first or last day of your rental period. A lease is a legally binding contract that can only be terminated in certain ways. Information on temporary lease terminations affected by COVID-19 can be found on our “Fixed-Term Lease Expiry” page. If a tenant wishes to move before the deadline expires, they may be able to sublet the property. You might also be able to assign your rental to another person.