The date :
- On the date agreed in the lease agreement for the whole duration of the rent
- When the tenant gives notice, they must pay the rent and costs for the whole notice period, except for being agreed otherwise with the property owner.
- When the landlord/landlady gives notice, the tenant only owes rent and costs for the time during which they have actually occupied the premises during the notice period.
Methods of payment :
- Most often monthly
- By any means (cheque, bank transfer, cash up to €1,000)
- No right to impose an automatic Direct Debit for the rent payment method
- Forbidden to debit or have debited the rent out of the tenant’s wages, even with their agreement
- In the event of rent or costs not being paid, the landlord/landlady has the option to claim to payment for 3 years.
- The security deposit paid by the tenant at the start of the rental does not justify the non-payment of the last month of rent.
Did you know? The partial payment of rent and costs can be a reason for terminating the lease agreement and being expelled, except for if this results from the non-payment of accommodation assistance because of non-decent accommodation.