5 Oct
2021

Residential Tenancy Agreement (Standard Form Of Lease)

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All landlords renting in Ontario should be aware that the province has introduced a new standard lease form to be used for written residential tenancy agreements in Ontario that will be entered into on and after April 30, 2018. Please terminate the use of your current lease or lease and obtain a copy of the standard rental form issued by the Ministry of Housing. Fully concluded rental agreements help answer questions that tenants may have in the event of a dispute between the landlord and tenant. LSHC has published a model standard lease agreement that serves as a guide to completing the form. Landlords can use Form P as a rental agreement that they make available to their tenant for signature. Form P contains all the applicable conditions in a housing rental agreement, even if another lease or oral agreement is used. Use Form P: Standard Lease Form to see all the applicable terms in each residential tenancy agreement. Landlords can use Form P, another form of rental agreement or an oral agreement, but the terms in the form of P remain valid. Get the new standard leasing form under www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&ACT=RDR&TAB=PROFILE&SRCH=&ENV=WWE&TIT=2229E&NO=047-2229E.

The form can be filled, printed and stored online or you can print and fill it out offline For more information on the new standard rental form, check the website of the Ministry of Housing – www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18704.asp. The new form contains binding clauses and standardised information that landlords must provide to tenants who entered into a written lease on or after 30 April 2018. Landlords can add clauses to section 15 of the new standard rental form to address terms and/or describe responsibilities that are unique to their rental agreement or rental unit/property. Among the documents that the lessor can attach to the form are: the lessor and the tenant start and sign the lease at appropriate places to confirm that they assume full responsibility for compliance with all the conditions of the rental agreement. LSHC has created new resources to help you better understand the new standard form of the rental requirement: . . .

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