All leases are legal contracts, including oral agreements. However, if this is done in writing, the details of the agreement are easier to verify if there is a problem. A written rental agreement must include: We made our lease easily understandable, complete and sign your agreement. It is important to complete a good document, which is current and waterproof. The SA Kit accommodation rental agreement contains everything you need to rent your premises. The lead author is John Giles. Over the years, John has collected and audited hundreds of leases to establish the perfect lease model. John also has extensive experience (both as a landowner and on behalf of clients) in managing disputes between tenants and landowners. This experience has been integrated into our models.

The SA government has put in place a standard form agreement that can be used for temporary and periodic leases. Second, the agreement contains the terms of the lease. This includes rent, maintenance and the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords. The conditions in the standard form agreement do not constitute a complete list of legislation in south Australia. Although the rules apply regardless of whether or not they are included in the agreement, tenants and landlords should try to include each term in the written document, where possible. The landlord can notify a tenant of written notice (258.8 KB PDF) if they wish to renew a fixed-term lease. A new lease is another option. The rent can be increased with both options if there has been no increase in the last 12 months. Contractual terms can only be changed with the written agreement of all parties. If the tenant moves before the end of the contract, they may be forced to pay the cost of the break rent. If the potential tenant does not sign the contract, the lessor can keep all or part of the payment.

When they sign the lease, the lessor must place the consideration on the rent described in the contract. Regular leases (234.7 KB PDF) do not have a date when the lease expires. They will continue until the tenant or landlord announces in writing the termination of the lease. Fixed-term leases (219.9 KB PDFs) are valid for a fixed term. B 12 months and contain the date on which the lease expires. The date can only be changed if the landlord and tenant agree. The standard SA-Bail form for fixed-term leases or periodic leases can be downloaded and used free of charge on the SA Government website.