It seems counterintuitive to a landlord to require that a long-term controlled tenant continue to sign a new rental agreement, but counter-intuitive to landlords can be beneficial to tenants. You are protected from rent increases, IMO communications or Ellis communications that take effect before the end of your lease. Hello, My lease says it cannot be changed unless the change is agreed by both parties. But the owner of the house I rent from management companies which was my reason for renting the house. The lease stipulates that the agreement is concluded between the administrative property (agent) and the client. Does it break the lease? And there should be a new lease with the owner of the house and me? How many managers can sign your lease? Should the lease appointments be the same? Hello, Mary! Each state has its own rules on the lease signing authority, so I recommend you contact your local housing agency. You`d be in the best position to know who can lease near you. If your local laws allow you to use the deposit to cover the outstanding rent if the tenant retires before moving in, you should include it in your standard tenancy agreement. If you have included it in the specific agreement, you and your tenant brand can explain it more easily to your client in case of a situation. What if I was offered a lease in a one-bedroom apartment and the landlord told me that she gave it to someone else within 24 hours? There is no legal obligation for an owner to grant you a lease agreement (also known as a fixed-term contract or contract) and you do not have to sign a lease if you do not wish to do so.