Simple answer: in the case of a written rental agreement, you must continue to pay the rents for the entire duration of the rental agreement, unless you can use an early exit clause. In the absence of a written agreement, it will be very difficult to decide when it will end, as landlords and tenants often do not agree on the terms. This is especially true in a conflict situation. A written agreement between you and the team clarifies the terms of the boarding agreement, or at least makes them less likely to be misunderstood. A boarding agreement will help keep your relationship with you and your stable in good conditions, because each party knows what is expected of the other. Most importantly, it will establish your rights and inform you of your legal obligations.