Whether your property is residential or commercial will have a great impact upon how you should proceed. In either case, a written lease is essential. Without a written lease, should a dispute ever arise, the contest will become one as to which party the Court believes. Eliminate disputes – put your deal in writing.
Residential and commercial leases each contain drastically differing language. I have years of experience in negotiating, preparing, and drafting all sorts of leases. I have represented individuals, as well as business entities, both landlord and tenant.