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3-6-9 rent contract: what happens there after?

Question

I have a 3-6-9 standard rent contract (started with 2 years, then extended to 3-6-9).

I might want to extend the lease beyond 9 years - can I simply do so, and can the owner refuse the extension for any reason?

Thanx!

RPPKN

The 3-6-9 lease does not exist anymore (not since at least 20 years). Leases are either for 9 years, or for up to 3 years (short term leases).

At the end of the lease period, a 9 year lease will be automatically extended for another 3 years if neither party gives notice. If your landlord wants to give notice, they have to do so at least six months before the expiry of the lease. For your, this period is three months.

At the end of the 3 year extension, the lease is again automatically extended for another 3 years, and so on.

Feb 22, 2019 06:31
paradox

in the real world leases are for 6 months, many times month-month.....who in the WORLD stays in one apartment for NINE YEARS !?!?!?!?

Feb 22, 2019 08:11
AnnieK

A lot of people in Belgium rent long-term. I know I'm not a typical expat in this sense, but I've rented the same apartment for more than 20 years. The landlord has not raised the rent for the last seven years so it's dirt cheap now. I have no desire to buy in Beligum.

Feb 22, 2019 08:57
AnnieK

To clarify: when I say "raised the rent" I mean he has not indexed it for seven years. Obviously he would not even have any right to raise it, apart from the annual indexation.

Feb 22, 2019 08:59
kasseistamper

@paradox
'Who in the WORLD stays in one apartment for NINE YEARS'?
Belgians. The rules were established for Belgia.
We lived in our last rented flat for over 8 years and my stepson has been in his current home for far longer than that. Talk to Belgian colleagues or neighbours and you'll find that it is

Feb 22, 2019 09:55
kasseistamper

I've no idea what happened there!
@paradox
'Who in the WORLD stays in one apartment for NINE YEARS'?
Belgians. The rules were established for Belgians, not temporary residents who are here on short-term assignments.
We lived in our last rented flat for over 8 years and my stepson has been in his current home for far longer than that. Talk to Belgian colleagues or neighbours and you'll find that it is absolutely commonplace.

Feb 22, 2019 09:58
Passive energy

Paradox - for the homeless perhaps, or for unrooted very young and immature people. Some grow up, settle down, get attached, others remain drifters. Good luck on your path!

Feb 22, 2019 20:13
Passive energy

Thanks a lot for the helpful answers, in particular Kasseistamper.

Feb 22, 2019 20:15