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Why does my lease last for 1 year even if I stay 4-5 months?

You booked a room and just saw your lease is valid for 1 year? It is normal don't worry !

Even if you are coming for a short term period, if your landlord sends you a valid and correct contract, this lease must be valid for 1 year. In some other case, it could be 9 months (a rare type of lease used by landlords). 

If you stay less than a year, you simply have to send a letter to your landlord with a notice of a minimum of 1 month before your departure.

Check out this article if you want to know how you can terminate your lease contract. 

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