If the rental agreement is renewed on a contractual basis, it may continue under the Housing Act 1988 until either the lessor or the tenant terminates it. It is important to have a written contract between a lessor and a tenant in order to define all the responsibilities and obligations of each party during the lease. In this way, both sides understand and agree on the terms, which can help avoid conflicts and differences of opinion in the future. Edinburgh City Council has a short-term contract on its website if you want to see an example of what it looks like. The “type of house” you have chosen covers the interior of your property. If you want to be clear that your rental agreement also covers other areas, such as.B. a private garden or community space, you should list the additional part.