Renewal and Termination of the Lease

How to terminate or renew your lease when renting in Greece...

The lease expires automatically at the end of the contract period, without need for notice. A notice period of one month is required if the tenant wishes to terminate the contract before the end of the three-year period.

The landlord may terminate a rental agreement if the tenant does not pay the rent or if they are not using the property appropriately or for the agreed purpose.

At the end of the three-year period, it is common for leases to be continued, based on a tacit agreement. This means that tenants can leave the property and landlords can evict tenants without prior notice. If there is no written agreement, nothing can be proved in court. A new contract should be signed and the terms negotiated between the parties; new rental contracts can be for less than three years.