I'm renting a furnished apartment in France. The landlord wants to live in it himself next year, so he has given me 3 month notice to move out in November. He won't actually move in for another few months, but apparently, by French law, the landlord can only cancel the contract on its anniversary date! So this is a really stupid lose-lose situation: I have to move out sooner than I want, while he misses out on rent for several months.
Is there any way we can extend the contract for a few months or a sign a new contract for a few months? I know that regular rental contracts run for 12 months or 9 months for students (and I am a student), but surely people do rent for shorter periods somehow (legally)?
Alternatively, would it work if we renewed for another 12 months, but I preemptively gave him notice that I will leave in 3 months (or whatever)? According to http://vosdroits.service-public.fr/particuliers/F31302.xhtml once I give notice I cannot change my mind ("dès lors que le locataire a adressé sa lettre de congé, il ne peut plus revenir sur sa décision"). So this sounds to me like it would effectively allow him to legally force me out at the agreed date.