A lease agreement can be established for any fixed term, regardless of duration or duration. For short-term rents or in most cases, the duration is usually one year. « Locals used for residential purposes where the predominant use of the premises is for commercial, professional, commercial or agricultural purposes » (s 7 (h)) There may be cases where the agreement is not covered by law or where there is no written agreement. The Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) (RT Act 2010) defines a housing lease agreement as « an agreement under which a person grants another person a right to use apartment buildings for use as a place of residence » (section 13, paragraph 1). This is a broad definition. The key elements are: the contract you enter into with the tenant should allow you to access maintenance or security screening work. They must take « all appropriate steps » to ensure that this work is done, which may include a written notification to a tenant requesting access and explaining why. Record all actions if a customer refuses access and you must prove what actions have been taken. If a tenant continues to refuse access after repeated contact, you may need to consider the proper action of the courts in accordance with the terms of the tenancy agreement.

However, do not use force to enter the property. « an agreement to grant a person the right to occupy buildings for vacation for a period of no more than three months » (s 8 (1) h) The standard form of the agreement contains all the conditions required by the RT Act 2010 to be included in the agreement. « an agreement whereby a person resides in emergency shelters or crisis shelters in an authority, council or other agency funded in whole or in part by the Commonwealth or the state or a Commonwealth or state agency » (point 8, paragraph 1, point d); Residential Tenancy Regulations 2010, cl 14) In addition, you should decide whether the lease is temporary or whether the term is not specified (see « Types of Leases » below).