Even if you`re renting to a friend or family member or only for a short period of time, a lease can help protect you from many problems if (when) things don`t work. A rental agreement should go around all your expectations of the tenant and help ensure that the tenant and landlord remain responsible and liable for their share of the contract. Add the names of the landlords and tenants (if there are two or more tenants, enter the names of each of them) and let each person sign and date the agreement. If the owner owns personal property (furniture, appliances, decorations, etc.) that is on the site and is available for the tenant`s use, the lessor must keep a record of this personal property, so that there is no question as to the expiry date of the term. .