This is the case in the case of a flatshare where a group of tenants is in a single lease. This situation is the same as for a single tenant who rents an entire property. Second, the agreement contains the terms of the lease. These include rent, responsibility for invoices and maintenance, landlord access, and termination. A usual situation is that the tenant has exclusive ownership of his own room and sharing the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. By describing in the agreement on which parts of the property the tenant has or does not have exclusive ownership, the rights and obligations of all parties are guaranteed. In this situation, boarding (or tenant/roomer) usually occupies a room and has common access to facilities such as bathrooms, laundries or kitchens with other boarders. If an existing tenant (or co-tenant) wishes to include in the contract a person other than the tenant, he must obtain the agreement of the lessor. The owner may not refuse to give consent inappropriately.
As a general rule, the lessor can only refuse consent if the addition of a new tenant would lead to overcrowding or a violation of the rental agreement. To add a new tenant, use the Joint Tenancy Agreement Change form. If you are a boarder, you must sign a written contract called an occupancy contract. This agreement gives you security over your legal rights and obligations and also provides for notice periods for rent increases and eviction notices. Boarding residents, called boarders or lodgers, do not have the same control as a tenant. Often, a boarding boarder is only allowed to occupy a room and share other facilities such as the kitchen and bathroom. The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) can decide whether you are a tenant or boarder/tenant: If the main tenant is sublet and does not reside in the house, an oral agreement is appropriate and the subtenant falls under the law. If the court decides it has the power to deal with the case under the Residential Tenancies Act 2010, then you are a tenant.