End your housing contract
The rental contract can be ended by the tenant and by the landlord. The deadlines to be observed are set out in the contract. Tenants wishing to leave their accommodation must terminate their lease within the agreed deadlines in writing and ideally by registered mail.
If you are married or in a registered partnership, the termination is only valid if both people living in the accommodation have signed it.
In general, the notice for accommodation is 3 months. The termination must imperatively reach the lessor before the expiry date (at the latest one day before the start of the termination period). The notice period is usually indicated in the lease contract; if this is not the case, the legal deadlines in force in the canton must be observed.
If you intend to leave your accommodation outside the time limits provided for in the contract without having to pay your rent until the end of the lease, you must propose another tenant that the lessor cannot reasonably refuse: this tenant must be solvent and willing to take over your lease under the same conditions. The lessor has 30 days to examine whether the proposed tenant meets the conditions of the lease contract and has the capability to pay the rent.