Although it is not necessary, the notarial deed of a rental agreement is an additional means of security to ensure that a rental agreement is enforceable in court. Yes. While oral leases are not recommended, state laws consider them to be legally binding agreements. However, due to the difficulty of imposing the conditions and proving what has been agreed, they should only be used in situations where the parties have extreme trust in each other (e.g. family.B) or will rent out real estate that the owner will also share (e.g. B a single room). If Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs), HOA agreements or other similar instruments are submitted, copies of these documents must be shared with the tenant prior to the signing of the lease by the parties. If the house was built before 1978, the lead-based paint and brochure (available under www.epa.gov) should be given to the tenant before the parties sign the lease.