Lease contracts regulate the temporary use of movable or immovable property in exchange for a fee (rent). Lease contracts for flats/apartments must always be made in writing; the written form is not required for other types of premises, but it is certainly more advantageous to conclude a contract for such lease in writing, too. In the culture, lease contracts are mostly concluded for theatre premises, studios, halls, and rehearsal rooms (i.e. immovable property), but also for musical instruments, technology and equipment, stage sets, and costumes (i.e. movable property). If a lease contract concerns the above-mentioned immovables, it is not subject to the Civil Code provisions regulating the lease of flats, since the above-mentioned immovables have the character of non-residential premises. The parties to such lease contracts usually have greater freedom of contract.
A fixed-term lease contract terminates by the expiry of the agreed term of lease, and neither party is allowed to terminate the contract early. Apart from certain statutory exceptions allowing to terminate the contract early without a notice period, the contract may be terminated early only if the reasons for termination and the notice period have been agreed in it. A lease contract for an indefinite period may be terminated lawfully any time and by either contracting party. For movables, the notice period is one month, for immovables three months.