The tenant will inform the landlord if the tenant is not on the rented property for a long time (for more than a week) and the lessor may from time to time enter the rented property to carry out during this period the necessary maintenance work or upgrades on the rented property. Use a short-term lease to rent your property for a short period of time (usually between 1 and 31 days), most often as a holiday apartment. A short-term rental agreement explains to guests the rules of their stay and what they can expect upon arrival. TIP: It is recommended that you check the rental laws of your country for more information if you want to sign a long-term lease. You need a rental agreement because it declares your responsibilities as a landlord, sets rules for tenants living in your property, and is often imposed by state laws.