At the end of the 8 years established by law, it is possible:
- to renew the contract under new conditions;
- to waive the renewal of the contract;
In both cases, it is necessary to send a communication by registered letter, at least 6 months before the deadline. Otherwise, the contract is considered tacitly renewed under the same conditions, therefore another 4 + 4 years.
It is possible to break the contract also anytime after the first 4 years with a written notice, and, if allowed to do so by a clause in the contract, even before the 4 years.
It is necessary to send a 6 months prior notice or find a suitable substitute that can replace you, so that you don’t have to keep on paying until the normal deadline.