The signing of a lease is the operation by which the landlord and tenant commit themselves to each other. A promise to lease has no legal value and does not protect the tenant in case of refusal to enter into a rental contract. If no lease is signed (a verbal lease is valid according to case law), the date of the first rent payment will serve as the date of signature, from which point the Law No. 89-462 of July 6, 1989 applies. No withdrawal period is possible after the lease is signed, only a notice period provided for by law can terminate the lease. The payment of rent is made from the date of the signing of the lease. No payment can be made before this date.