It is a housing rental contract. This is an agreement between a lessor and a tenant and is usually represented by a lease. This lease can be downloaded, printed, used and modified by a landlord, tenant or broker (subject to certain restrictions, see the fine print below). If you rent your home from a private landlord or licensed dwelling, you have an agreement or contract with that person or establishment, known as a rental agreement – which may or may not be in writing. The most common types of rentals are temporary rentals and periodic rentals – both described below. Before establishing a lease agreement, landlords must decide whether or not the lease should end on a given date.