Even if I want to use the house for personal use when the one-year contract expires, how will I notify the owner? Should it be written and the document notarized? How long can I request that they be evacuated? Thank you It is best to have the written agreement signed by the landlord and tenant in person. The owner may orally accept certain provisions for the sole purpose of cancelling them later in the written contract. The written contract or agreement is legally binding. It is also advisable to hire a good real estate lawyer to review the contract before signing. Hello, I want to ask for our rights as a tenant because the administrator of the unit we rent is harassing us. We rent a stand for our company and our contract started in 2010. The signing of the contract is the daughter of the owner of the property. In 2011, his parents died.