As of April 30, 2018, homeowners in most Ontario housing units will be required to use a standard lease established by the Ministry of Housing. This amendment is one of many updates to Ontario`s housing rent law since the provincial government passed the Rental Fairness Act 2017 last May. The standard leasing form is designed to ensure that landlords and tenants act in compliance with the Residential Tenancies Act of 2006, which sets out ontario`s housing rental rules. The standard leasing contract uses easy-to-understand language to help: The standard leasing form is available on the Ministry of Housing`s website. There is one version that can be printed and completed, and another version that can be filled on a computer and then printed. The use of the new standard form is mandatory for most private homeowners in All of Ontario, including all homeowners who rent apartments, condos, single-family and two-family homes, and outbuildings such as basements. The standard form rent does not apply to retirement homes or retirement homes, but the government has announced its intention to develop a standard form lease for this type of rental in the future. 3. General information for landlords and tenants on rights, responsibilities and non-applicable conditions, including additional conditions that are not compatible with a mandatory term of the lease or the RTA are deemed invalid and unenforceable. You must download Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 10.0 or later) to view/print PDF forms. Click here for more instructions. If your landlord then gives you a typical rental agreement to sign within 30 days of the first payment you withheld, you must pay that rent. In addition, tenants cannot apply for a standard rent if they sign a fixed-term lease before April 30, 2018 and are automatically renewed to a monthly lease after April 30, 2018.
A lease is not invalid, cancelled or unenforceable simply because it does not comply with the requirement to use the standardized form lease. However, if a landlord does not use the standard rental form for a new lease after April 30, 2018, but the tenant requires it, the landlord must comply within 21 days of the tenant`s wishes. If the landlord does not do so within 21 days, the tenant may withhold one month`s rent and/or allow 60 days to cancel a temporary or annual rent. While the tenant cannot withhold more than one month`s rent, the tenant is not obliged to pay back the rent if the standard form lease is not completed within 30 days of the deduction. Most landlords must use the standard lease for leases signed on April 30, 2018 or after April 30, 2018. This rule applies to most rooms, houses, apartments and condos that you rent. But it does not apply to: You can also decide to move on notice if more than 21 days have elapsed since your written application and you still have not received a standard lease. From April 30, 2018, owners of most private units – from individual owner to property management – will have to use the standard rental model for all new rentals. The new form contains mandatory clauses and standardized information that requires lenders to enter into a written lease on April 30, 2018.
Owners can add clauses to section 15 of the new standard form of rental to address conditions and/or describe the responsibilities that apply to their lease or rental unit. If 21 days have passed since you applied in writing for a standard rental agreement and your landlord has not yet rehabilitated you, you can withhold your rent. You will only benefit from these rights if you have entered into a lease on Or after April 30, 2018. And you will only get these rights by making this written request through the same rental unit.