2212. The property being rented must fulfill the following conditions:
1. It should be specified. Hence, if a person says, “I have rented out one of my houses to you,” it will not be valid.
2. The renter should see it, or the one renting out the property should describe its specifications in a manner that it becomes completely defined.
3. It should be deliverable. Hence, renting out a runaway horse is nugatory, unless the renter is capable of rounding it up.
4. The property should not be such that using it causes it to perish and get destroyed. Therefore, renting out bread, fruits or other consumable items, which cannot be used without causing them to perish, is not valid.
5. It should be possible to make use of the property that is being offered on rent. Therefore, renting out a land for the purpose of farming, given that rainwater does not suffice for that task, nor can the land be watered from any other sources, is not valid.
6. The property being rented should be owned by the lessor. If he rents out the property of another person, it will only be sanctioned if the owner permits it.