An active rental agreement in which you list as a tenant may be considered “proof of residence” if it is submitted to certain institutions. Thus, different countries have different quotas for the time you must have within the limits of the state to be considered an official resident (usually about six (6) months per year). A rental agreement (or lease) is a document explaining the conditions under which a tenant leases a residential or commercial property to a lessor. Holding deposit – A cash payment made by a tenant to a landlord to “keep” the rental property for a period of time, to ensure that the landlord does not rent it to another tenant. Abandonment / Abandonment – Volunteers and a tenant`s voluntary activity leave the rented property before the end of the lease without informing the landlord. The provisions of the state for the lease. This can vary considerably depending on the state in which the agreement is concluded. All adult tenants must receive a copy of the rental agreement after signing. Property owners and managers must also keep a copy.