Leaving aprtment and no resonse from owner
Hello, Have been renting an apartment for 15 year in Brussels – initial contract with owner was for nine year and have not signed anything since. I now plan to leave in July have been trying to contact the owner - living outside Belgium - but he does not respond to emails, txt messages or phone calls (which is typical). Also I do not know the owners address.
1. While I informed owner - in Apr – that will leave in July ’21 I’m concerned I may not have a legal record that notice period is initiated as I’ve only informed via email and txt and not via a registered letter – I cannot afford to pay extras months rent after July after I have left.
2. How many months notice – 1 or 3 – do I really need to provide after 15 years (in the initial contract 3 months is stated)?
3. Concern in getting my despostit back – there was no inventory done – anything I can do to protect myself to get my deposit back? No damages have been caused to the property.
Appreciate any help - Thankyou