The lease is a contract between you and your landlord. It can be written or oral. The lease gives you and your landlord certain rights. For example, your right to occupy the accommodation and your landlord`s right to get rent for the rental of the accommodation. If you have ever rented a property or lived in a rented house, you must have signed a rental agreement. Have you ever wondered why most leases are valid for 11 months? Often, neither landlords nor tenants nor even real estate agents know why. Let`s see. Determine the amount of rent your tenant paid in exchange for renting your property. If you plan not to charge rent, define exactly what your tenant will offer each month instead of money – for example, by doing maintenance and repair work on the property or by working in your office. The tenancy agreement must define a form of consideration for the tenant, or it is not a valid contract. If you intend to rent your property for free, charge your tenant $1 per month in the rental agreement. Ask your tenant to actually pay you (they can pay you $12 at the same time to cover an entire year, for example.

B to keep things simple), so that your contract is valid. Number of occupants: The agreement must indicate what happens if your family members come to see you in the future. Why enter into a lease if your landlord is willing to sign an oral contract? Well, oral contracts have no legal validity and both parties may violate pre-established terms and conditions without having to face them. Submit a copy of the signed lease to the Office of the County Registrar (known in some states as the County Recorder or Deed Registry) in the county where the rental property is located. The Agency may levy a small registration fee for the registration you must pay at the time of submission. Ask for a copy of the registered rental agreement when you are completed and keep this copy for your personal records. You must pay a stamp duty while you register the rental agreement which will vary depending on the city in which it is registered. This amount will be paid using the stamp paper you owe the government.