Definitions for "Residential tenancy agreement"
The contract between you and your landlord, which is signed at the beginning of your tenancy. It will usually cover either 6 or 12 months.
(or lease) is a legally binding agreement between the tenant(s) and the landlord(s). It sets out the rights and responsibilities of both the tenant and the landlord.
this is the contract which is made by the tenant and the landlord/agent at the start of the tenancy. Agreements should be in writing but can be spoken, or part-spoken and part-written. The Residential Tenancies Act sets out the terms which must be part of all tenancy agreements. Usually, an agreement will be signed with an initial fixed term of 6 or 12 months, during which time the rent generally cannot be increased and the agreement cannot be terminated, unless it is breached. Tenancy agreements are also known as leases.