With a rental agreement, one party, the lessor, relinquishes to the other party, the lessee, a movable (such as a car, bicycle, ski equipment, etc.) or an immovable (such as an apartment, office space, etc.) for use. In exchange, the lessee pays the lessor rent. Rental agreements are continuous obligations that are concluded either until a specific date or for an unlimited period of time.
The rent is governed by Art. 253 et seq. of the Swiss Code of Obligations (OR).