1) n. a written agreement in which the owner of the property (either a property or a property such as an automobile) authorizes the use of the property for a specified period (duration) for certain periodic payments (rent) and other general conditions. Property rentals describe premises (often by address), penalties for late payment, termination in case of late payment or breach of essential conditions, rent increase on the basis of the cost of living or other standard, inclusion or exclusion of property taxes and insurance in rent, use restrictions (for a butcher`s shop, a family home, no pets), living expenses beyond the term (maintenance), any right to extend the lease for another period and/or obligation to pay the legal and fee fees if required. A rental contract is different from a simple monthly rental of premises and cannot exceed one year, unless written agreement. A ”triple net” lease includes both taxes and insurance in the rent. 2) against the rental of real estate or an object contract. (See: rent, rent, real estate, eviction, illegal inmate, fraud prescription, three times net rent) The lease outlines the obligations and responsibilities of the landlord (owner) and tenant (tenant) and describes them. It explains what the landlord and tenant have agreed with regard to the length of the lease, what the amount of the monthly rent will be and who will be responsible for the maintenance of the property. It is important for tenants to understand that a lease can be changed before signing. If there is something you do not understand or do not accept, or if there is a provision that needs to be changed, discuss it with the landlord before signing the lease. Many leases also include restrictions on the use of the property. For example, a rental car limits the number of miles the vehicle can drive each year. A rental agreement for a rental unit for rent may restrict the use of the property for businesses or retailers.
In general, a rental agreement can be written or oral, but a lease agreement for certain types of real estate must be written and signed by both parties. For example, if a tenant wishes to rent land (land or buildings) for more than one year, the lease agreement must be written.