An Act reforming and reforming the Landlord and Tenants Act, establishing the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants of residential immovable property, establishing a court to adjudicate expeditiously disputes between such landlords and tenants, establishing a fund in which the obligations to be paid shall be held by such tenants, and repealing the Tenancy Act 1955 and the Rent Appeal Act 1973 and its amendments In that case, you owe 4. – 1988, point 1.3.11 Both the owner and all tenants must sign it. This document can take any format, but must contain: tenants must read the lease carefully before signing it. This includes all general conditions of sale. If there is something they do not understand, they should get advice before signing. But it`s much harder for you or your landlord to prove what you`ve agreed to beyond basic legal protection, so you might struggle if the landlord starts saying things about how to pay more rent than you thought you had agreed to. For example, your agreement might say that the landlord can ask you to leave whenever they want, and you have to move within a week. This would probably not apply to you, as it is usually not allowed and in violation of rental law. If your lease is not written or written, but is not signed, you still have the same minimum rights as tenants under the Residential Tenancy Act. The rule that the agreement must be in writing is there to give more protection to a tenant – it does not allow landlords to circumvent their minimum obligations under this law by avoiding a written agreement.. .