My nephew in Hongkong had given up his condo for a smaller condo in town. The lease contract is 1 year but he had wanted an option to make it 6 months in case he has something else in mind (he is planning to put up a resort in the Philippines). The landlord indicated in the lease contract that clause where my nephew can leave the condo upon 60 days notice. However, he was asked to pay 6 months of rent in advance before he could move in. My nephew is already living there now.