April 2018, a guide to the new form will be available in 23 languages. However, there is one important section that owners need to understand well. The new standardised lease agreement includes a section (the «Additional Terms» section) in which the lessor can insert important clauses into the contract. As stated above, this should not allow landlords to insert language that is contrary to the standard conditions or add clauses contrary to the Residential Tenancy Act. This section is, however, a great place for homeowners to insert information about common amenities (e.g. B when and how often a common laundry room can be used or how a common garden is used, or rules for parking guests). Owners should be aware that all clauses inserted in this section must be legal to be applicable (e.g. B no clauses prohibiting pets). As of April 30, 2018, Ontario landlords who rent private rentals will be required to use a new form of standard tenancy (the «New Form»).
If you are a homeowner or home management company, be aware that the new form may affect the way you do business. The new form defines the essential conditions of a rental agreement and describes both your rights and the obligations of your tenant. You will find standard forms such as the online rental application. LSHC offers a rental request form that can be purchased in our office for $1.00 or online in the member area under «Miettools». The new standard lease agreement contains an appendix outlining the legal framework for the Ontario Resident Tenancies Act and containing contact information for the Landlord and Tenant Board. LSHC has published a model standard lease agreement that serves as a guide to completing the form. The lease is maintained as a legal lease under the same conditions as the original lease. The lessor is not required to sign another fixed-term contract at the end of the initial contract, nor is the lessee..
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