What should be in my rental agreement?

3. Get a copy of the agreement

Sometimes you might sign an application or a rental agreement before the landlord does. The landlord might have to send it to another person or office to have it signed. The law says the landlord must give you a copy of the signed agreement within 21 days after you sign it.

The agreement must show the landlord’s legal name and address. If your rental agreement is not in writing, the landlord must give you this information in writing within 21 days after the start of your .

If your landlord won’t give you a copy of your tenancy agreement or their legal name and address within 21 days, you can refuse to pay your rent until you receive it. But once they have given you the agreement or the information, you must immediately pay all the rent you owe. If you do not pay, the landlord can apply to the to you.

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