Boarding House Tenancy: is a special agreement for situations where there are more than 6 tenants with a community establishment and the agreement usually covers one room, but can cover several rooms. Rental agreements must be in writing and the landlord must provide a copy to the tenant before the rental begins. But even if no formal written agreement is reached, the Housing Rental Act applies. Landlords and tenants cannot escape their obligations by not taking their consent in writing. A lease is a contract between a landlord and a tenant. It defines everything that a landlord and tenant have agreed on the lease. Property inspections are important. Tenants and landlords should jointly check the property at the beginning of a lease to avoid future problems. .