A housing rental agreement is a lease that applies specifically to rental housing. It describes the terms of a lease, including the rights and obligations of the landlord and tenant. Landlords and tenants can use a residential lease agreement for different types of residential properties, including apartments, houses, condominiums, duplexes, townhouses and more. Standard home rental agreements may also contain additional equipment, such as: You should list in your rental agreement all those who live in your property, including tenants and residents. Although residents do not have the same legal obligations as tenants, they usually need to be included in the rental agreement to be eligible for protection under the national rent law.