Also clarify the prohibition period during which neither the tenant nor the landlord can terminate the contract and make sure it is also mentioned in the contract. «The agreement should clearly mention the consequences of the termination by one of the parties before the end of the lockout period,» said Rajat Malhotra, a partner at Laware Associates, a Delhi-based law firm. As a general rule, if the tenant has to evacuate the house before the end of the prohibition period, the deposit is cancelled by the landlord. If the landlord wishes to evacuate the house before the expiration of the prohibition period, he must compensate the tenant in addition to the actual repayment of the deposit by paying an amount equal to the deposit. 4. If a lease is not executed because the applicant does not comply with the contract, the lessor may withhold the deposit. A «lease» includes a continuous month-by-month contract that can be terminated in the short term, while a «lease» covers a fixed term, often six or twelve months. «Ideally, you have to declare the lease,» Malhotra said. In the event of a dispute, unregistered leases are not considered by the court as a primary deposit and you may need to provide further proof to prove your point of view, he added. The agreement should also describe the house you can rent as the floor or apartment number, the area of the house, the number of bedrooms, bathroom, living room, kitchen and so on. If it is a furnished house, make sure there is a list of all fittings and faucets such as beds, sofas, tables, chairs, closets, number of fans, air conditioners, lights and so on. (1) Except as provided in ORS 90.295 (applicant`s screening tax) and in this section, a lessor cannot charge an applicant who has applied for a tenancy agreement for a dwelling unit, whatever the name. In the event of a dispute, unregistered leases are not considered primary evidence by the court the owners are usually the original copy of the lease, but you must always keep a copy of it.