Kathleen Wynne, then Premier of Ontario, announced that Ontario`s tenants have been subjected to illegal and hard-to-understand provisions in their leases for too long. The new tenancy agreement aims to resolve these issues by „clarifying the agreement between landlords and tenants on the rules, what the agreement is and the liability of individuals.“ „We`re working to prevent these problems, these kinds of misunderstandings before they start,“ Wynne said. If you sign a lease agreement on or after April 30, 2018, it must be a typical lease. The standard lease uses easy-to-understand language to help: Ontario law does not require a written lease. However, landlords are invited to document the terms of the tenancy by a written agreement signed by the landlord and tenant before the lease begins. A written lease is important because it defines the responsibilities of the parties and allows the lessor to retain certain rights. Section 8. Rental Deposit – If a landlord asks the tenant to pay a deposit for the last month and enters into this part of the tenancy agreement, the landlord must also check whether the tenant has actually paid the deposit or not. This can be done by issuing a receipt to reflect the filing of the MRSA deposit.

Change of ownership – „A new landlord must comply with all the terms of this agreement, unless the tenant and the new landlord agree to other conditions.“ This does not mean that the new owner/owner can increase the rent above the reference value and without proper notice when purchasing a rental unit. In addition to the publication of the standard rental mode, the Ministry of Housing will publish a multilingual guide. These guides are intended to provide more information on the standard rental type and provide examples of illegal and legal clauses that can be used in the „Additional Conditions“ section. For the purposes of this provision, „Smoke“ is defined as inhalation: Exhale, burn or control a burnt cigarette, a burned cigarette, a cigar, a whistle, a hook pipe or any other light smoke device intended for the incineration of tobacco or other substances, including, but not limited, to cannabis under SC Act 2018, c16, modified from time to time, for inhalation or consumption of its emission. The violation of this provision is considered a substantial breach of the lease and a reason for termination. A standard tenancy is not required for leases with special rules or partial exemptions under the ATR, including: If certain sections of the standard rental mode are unclear, landlords are encouraged to get legal advice before signing a lease before entering into a lease. Visit www.landlordselfhelp.com/media/Standard-Lease-Sample.pdf for more information. Other types of housing excluded from the RTA, such as Z.B.

Member units in co-op housing and transitional housing programs that meet certain requirements are also excluded from the standard rent. If the standard rental method does not contain clauses that the landlord and tenant wish to have in their contract, these additional conditions may be added, but they must not conflict with the residential rent law and must be written in plain language. The standard form lease must be used for all new leases as of April 30, 2018. It is not required for existing leases or leases renewed under the same lease that was previously used or renewed after April 30, 2018. The standard rent developed by the Ministry of Real Estate applies to most residential rentals in Ontario, including: as of April 30, 2018, homeowners will be required to use the new standard form for most private residential rental units.