Praise be to Allah.
The year for rent received on real estate begins from the time of signing the contract.
And Allah is the source of strength. May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions. End quote.
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abdillah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abdullah ibn Ghadyaan
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah, 9/347.