kicked out apartment
Hello good afternoon.
I have a question regarding an apartment we are currently renting. ( standard 3 years contract)
In August 2020 we moved into a new apartment My wife, new born and 4 year old. After 3 week in the apartment the owner told us that they wanted the place back for them to live in it since they lost their current job abroad and they were coming back to Belgium. The standard contract specifies that we could not be kicked out the 1 year of the contract and that we needed to received a notice 3 months before and one month penalty.
We agreed with the owner that we will do what is possible to move out before the year. After we visited numerous apartments and starting to pack many things in boxes, and a few days before having to receive the register mail with the notice period to vacate the apartment (May 2021) they told us “if you want to stay you can stay” they were going abroad again.
We said yes since we di not find a good place despite our efforts and a couple of days ago they told us their plan changed again and they and that they place back and that soon we will get the register mail telling us we need to leave in 3 months’ time.
My question is, are we somehow protected for all this back an forth? We have two kids in crèche and the other maternelle that go to nearby schools! Can we extend the notice period? Alternatively Can anyone recommend an association of tenants that could give me some answers?
Thank a lot and sorry for the long text.