If you do not stay for the duration of your tenancy, you are usually obliged to pay your down payment and pay your remaining rent in your signed tenancy agreement until a new tenant moves in. What is the standard process when signing a lease between the landlord and the tenant? Many states need a copy that needs to be given after signing. As state rules vary, I would recommend contacting your local housing agency to find out the rules of your proximity and the criteria for obtaining a copy (verbal vs. written request, etc.). We wish you all the best. How can we enter a start date for a rental agreement subject to the permission of the property association and which can last from one to two weeks? Should we use a specific date in about two weeks in the future or is there a way to make it depend on the date of authorization of the property association? If I sign a lease, but I do not allow it, is it still a valid and legally binding document for my purpose? Thank you! My experience is not within the condo community, but I have never seen a lease signed before the permit is granted in other types of communities. What I do know is that the rental rules vary by country and type. Associations generally spell these instructions in condominiums, conditions and restrictions (CC-Rs) and rules and regulations, and may even offer a preferred rental method. If you do not find this in your documentation, I strongly recommend you ask the property association. My friend and I applied for a rental building, but they were rejected because from 2012 he was in charge of an apartment complex. I then asked for the rent, and then I was approved, but then I said I had to sign a waiver stating that he would not live with me. What happens if I sign this waiver and he moves in? If you wish to leave your lease after the expiry of your tenancy agreement, you must provide the corresponding notice period in writing, in accordance with the 2004 and 2015 housing laws. Adriana, I can`t give legal advice and I don`t know all the details, but some of the things that could invalidate the original term would be breaches of the lease, a delay in the return of the documents requested to add a person to the lease, etc.