EXCHANGING THE FLAT
FLAT, EXCHANGE, EXCHANGE OF LEASE RIGHTS, REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE, MUNICIPAL HOUSING EXCHANGE
When exchanging flats, the provisions of Section 29 of Act LXXVIII of 1993 on Residential and Commercial Leases (“Housing Act”) shall apply.
29(1) Subsect to the landlord’s consent, the tenant may exchange the lease rights of the flat; the exchange agreement must be made in writing.
(2) Lease rights in municipal housing can only be exchanged for the lease rights or ownership title of another flat.
(3) In the case of municipal housing, prior to the granting of the landlord's consent and the valid conclusion of the exchange contract, the landlord shall request, with a deadline of at least 30 days, the following attachments to be submitted by the party acquiring the right to lease the municipal dwelling:
a) a written statement certifying the existence of the tenancy agreement or the lease relationship;
b) in case of exchange for a home ownership, a certified copy not older than 30 days of the title deed for the residential property owned.
In case of municipal housing, the landlord may refuse consent to the exchange if the exchange partner does not comply with the request referred to in paragraph (3) within the specified time limit or if the submitted documents or the on-site inspection of the exchange flat raises doubts as to the existence of the exchange partner's right to lease or own the apartment.