maximum fixed term of an apartment lease under the Hong Kong law

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    maximum fixed term of an apartment lease under the Hong Kong law

    I have an apartment lease with a 2-year fixed term as a tenant, but would like to move out after 1 year of tenancy. I heard that the maximum fixed term of an apartment lease permissible under the Hong Kong law is 1 year (that is, my lease can be broken in 1 year regardless of 2-year fixed term). I would appreciate any advice on this issue. Thank you in advance.


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    Yes , u can move out after staying there for 12 or 13(as specified in ur contract)months by giving 1 or 2 months notice.


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    Maximum fixed term?

    As a party to the contract, you are bound by the terms of said contract. Therefore, unless your tenancy document contains a break clause that allows you to terminate the tenancy before the expiry of its term, or there is mutual agreement for an early termination, you are bound by the tenancy document and you cannot unilaterally terminate the tenancy with the landlord.

    The only option open to you to end a tenancy before the expiry of the agreed term is then to offer to the landlord to surrender the tenancy. Yes, a payment to the landlord may well be involved.

    Last edited by Claire ex-ax; 17-02-2009 at 01:41 PM.

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    What Claire says. There are very few restrictions on what contracts can or cannot say, so it all depends on what yours says.