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Tenants beware of Waiver Clauses in German Property Lease Agreements

Renting a House or Flat in Germany? Do not sign a "Kündigungsverzicht" Clause The basic rule under German law is that tenants have the right to terminate an open-ended lease agreement by giving 3 months notice (see s. 573c German Civil Code in the chapter “property leases for an indefinite period” ). In contrast to the UK, such open-ended lease agreements are standard in Germany. However, a tenant can waive this right by signing it…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
February 26, 2016