If a housing company or the Housing Executive assigns you a home, you will be asked to sign a lease before you move in. The agreement explains what the landlords and tenants agree to while the lease exists. If you sign up for your new lease, you must sign a declaration of consent that will allow the Housing Executive to take and store your photo of you. For a joint lease, they need the photo of each tenant. In Scotland, your landlord must, in most cases, present a written lease. In particular, your landlord must submit a written lease if you are a tenant of a dwelling in the public sector or if you are an insured or briefly insured tenant of a private lessor. .