All leases are legal contracts, including oral agreements. However, if this is done in writing, the details of the agreement are easier to verify if there is a problem. A written tenancy agreement must include: The landlord can notify a tenant of written notice (258.8 KB PDF) if he wishes to renew a fixed-term tenancy agreement. A new lease is another option. The rent can be increased with both options if there has been no increase in the last 12 months. Finally, here is a general overview of the responsibilities of landlords and tenants, forms and fact sheets. We strongly advise you to read all the information on this page and call it informants – www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing/renting-and-letting/renting-privately/forms-and-fact-sheets-for-private-rental-tenancies For a rental agreement to fall under the Residential Tenancies Act 1995 (SA), the tenant must not be the exclusive property of the premises. For example, if several people rent a house, common facilities such as kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces, but with one bedroom each, there may be a lease for each tenant or tenant. There is also no need to rent all premises to the tenant – the agreement may stipulate that part of the premises (such as a shed or space) will be retained for the owner`s use. The decision to leave the leased land requires the termination of the existing contract and the court has the authority to do so in accordance with Section 89A (1) of the Residential Tenancies Act 1995 (SA). In the event of a breach of a rental agreement as a result of domestic violence, SACAT may issue an order prohibiting the publication of an applicant`s personal data in a rent database. In such an order, the Tribunal must either be satisfied that the applicant is not the origin of the offence, or the offence is the result of domestic abuse against the applicant [s 89A(4) (d)] . The lessor must terminate at least 90 days in writing to terminate a periodic agreement (269.9 KB PDF) for no particular reason, or may give 60 days of written notification if: Burns v Corbett  HCA 15].