NEW ONTARIO STANDARD LEASE AGREEMENT - 2018

Thursday May 17th, 2018

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Starting April 30, 2018, landlords of most private residential rental units – from individual landlords to property management companies – must use the the standard lease template for all new leases.

Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities remain the same under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA).

  • landlords and renters understand their rights and responsibilities
  • reduce illegal terms in leases and misunderstandings caused by verbal tenancy agreements
  • reduce the need for Landlord and Tenant Board hearings to resolve disputes

The standard lease will apply to most residential tenancies in Ontario, including:

  • single and semi-detached houses
  • apartment buildings
  • condominiums
  • secondary units (for example, basement apartments)

A standard lease is not required for tenancies that have special rules or partial exemptions under the RTA, including:

  • care homes (for example, retirement homes)
  • mobile home parks and land lease communities
  • social and supportive housing exempt from the rent rules under the RTA (for example, housing subject to operating agreements under certain programs or where the tenant receives publicly funded rent-geared-to-income assistance)

Whether you are a Landlord or Tenant, contact us today to help you locate your next tenant or home!

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