A lease agreement concluded for a specified period expires upon the expiration of the agreed time. The same applies in cases where, due to the lack of agreement between the parties, the duration of the lease is determined by law.
When the agreed lease period expires, and the lessee continues to use the property with no objection from the lessor, it is considered that a new lease agreement of indefinite duration has been concluded, under the same conditions as the previous one. The guarantees provided by third parties for the initial lease expire upon the expiration of the agreed period.
A lease agreement with an unspecified duration, which cannot be determined based on circumstances or local customs, terminates by giving notice, which each party can give to the other, respecting a specific notice period. If the length of the notice period is not determined by the agreement, law, or local customs, it is eight days, except that notice cannot be given in bad weather. If the leased property poses a health hazard, the lessee can terminate the agreement without giving notice, even if they were aware of it at the time of concluding the contract.
The lease terminates if the leased property is destroyed by force majeure. If the leased property is partially destroyed or only damaged, the lessee can terminate the agreement or continue with the lease and demand an appropriate reduction in rent.
In the event of the death of the lessee or lessor, the lease continues with their heirs if not otherwise agreed.