Hello, my agent and I agreed on a 1yr fixed and 1 yr free term rent contract in a village house. However, when the landlady and I signed the contract, it stated it is only 1 yr fixed (Nov 2023) and no 1 yr free term or 1 month break clause. I got the rental fee lower after negotiation so this might be the reason for the 1yr contract and she might increase it.
As I will finish my work contact in the airport and might not renew it 5 months after the expiry of my 1 yr rent contact (Apr 2024), what is the best way to approach this when its already few months away the rent expiry?
1. Approach the agent and ask her if I can get a 5 month contact? Or directly informed the landlady? The agent can understand english but the landlady doesnt. I only whatsapp the landlady and I use google translate.
2. It would be hard for me if I didnt get a 5 month contract after Nov 2023 as I need to get a place like a short term rent or serviced apartment and there are not so many near the airport. I also have a lot of personal things like computers, washing machine, mini ref and selling and disposing them will be hard.
3. How long I need to inform the agent/landlord before the 1yr contract expiry?
Any other tips and suggestions?