Another positive point for the condominium world is that the standard rental agreement has two separate sections where the problem of pets is dealt with in condominiums. The section, which deals with additional conditions, clarifies that owners cannot prohibit pets in rental units unless the condominium rules contain restrictions regarding pets, in which case a tenant must comply with those restrictions. The section of the agreement, which contains general information, again states that owners cannot ban pets or market a tenant because of a pet, except in certain circumstances that include that the rules of the condominium do not allow pets. Most housing units in Ontario require the standard tenancy agreement, including: To terminate a tenancy agreement prematurely in this case, the tenant must provide 60 days` notice no later than 30 days after the landlord has given the standard tenancy. If the lessor makes the standard rental agreement available to a tenant after the tenant has requested it, but the tenant does not accept the proposed terms (for example.B. a new term is added), the tenant can give the lessor a period of 60 days to prematurely terminate an annual or temporary rental agreement. If the landlord does not provide the standard rental form within 21 days of the tenant`s request and the tenant wishes to terminate the tenancy, there are special rules under the RTA that allow this. The lessee may grant the lessor a period of 60 days to terminate the rental agreement, even in the case of a fixed-term rental agreement that has not yet reached the end of the rental period. If the lessor does not provide the standard rental agreement within 30 days of the start of the tenant`s withholding of rent, the tenant is not required to repay the rent for one month. Please note that you cannot withhold more than one month`s rent and you must continue to pay your rent for the duration of your lease, even if your landlord never gives you the standard rental agreement. However, if there is no standard lease, you can terminate your fixed-term lease according to specific rules. In addition to the mandatory conditions, there are optional conditions that landlords and tenants can include in the agreement, which may apply to certain rental units. However, any provision that does not comply with the mandatory conditions or the provisions of the RTA is deemed null and void and unenforceable.

Until recently, Ontario landlords and tenants worked in a kind of Wild West atmosphere when it came to the form and content of residential leases. While the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, N/A 2006, c 17 (“the RTA”) contains numerous provisions relating to the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants, there was no standard form of tenancy until April 30. This lack of a standard form meant that a large number of leases could be found, including many models from other jurisdictions outside of Ontario that do not necessarily cover the correct and relevant laws. Often, leases contained provisions that were not authorized by the ATR, but either the landlords were unaware that the provisions had been violated or hoped that the tenants were not aware. In other cases, tenants and landlords have relied on oral agreements that are very difficult to implement, as there is little or no evidence of the terms of such an agreement. These fields contain basic information contained in each rental agreement, including: A common problem we have seen when managing rental units in condos is that too often the tenant does not realize that they live in a condo, that the tenant does not know the rules and requirements of the condominium, or that the tenant does not recognize (or accepts) that the rules and requirements. of the co-ownership apply to the tenant as well as to the owners of units. This leads to frequent disputes between tenants, landlords, and condominiums, which often become even more complex than the standard RTA dispute, as the condominium is not before the owners and tenants` committee and therefore must be judged if the owner of the rental unit is unwilling or unable to impose it against the tenant…