Most states have a standard form provided by the State government and we offer links for free download of these agreements in our linked state and territory guides below. If you rent part of a house or unit to another tenant – and that tenant has a written lease with the owner of the premises – then they are your primary tenant. If you are a primary tenant, a separate written agreement means that the rules are clear and all disputes with other tenants can be formally resolved. Step 2 – Sign the agreement and give it to your main tenant for signature. Keep a copy to yourself. For the rental laws to apply to your contract, the tenant must pay the rent in exchange for the right to use the premises. If the premises are made available free of charge, the laws on residential tenancy do not apply. A copy of the rooming accommodation contract must be provided to the tenant on or before the day he is in the room. If they don`t get an agreement to sign, they still have the protection of the law. It is very important that you have a separate written agreement with your main tenant. Without written consent, you do not have the protection of a tenant under NSW rental law. A copy of the internal regulations must also be given to the tenant, as they are part of the terms of the contract. .