Subject to the terms of the rental agreement, the tenant would have the right to recover the rental deposit from the lessor and may be allowed to sue the lessor for breach of contract. Q: What should I do if my tenant didn`t pay the rent on time/didn`t pay the rent on time? Despite the vagueness of the rules on leases, most of these contracts contain a similar set of clauses. Each lease must contain the details of the property to be rented. A rental agreement is a printed document that covers all the conditions that tenants and landlords agreed on before moving in. Secondly, the deposit: this is perceived by the owner as a protection against breach of contract on your part. A deposit is usually the cost of two to three months` rent. It is generally refundable at the end of your rental, minus any deductions in case of infringement on your part.