If your contract is not with the landlord, you will not have protection under the Housing Lease Act. It is common practice when an existing tenant allows a roommate to move in without the landlord`s permission to include that person in the tenancy agreement. A common situation is that the tenant has exclusive ownership of his own bedroom and sharing kitchen, bathroom and laundry. The description in the agreement of the portions of the tenant`s property and the non-exclusive property guarantees the rights and obligations of all parties. Leases generally contain conditions of the Housing Act. For example, leases often contain information about when and why it is possible to inform about the termination of a rental agreement, which is a legal matter. Can the landlord require a tenant to provide proof of insurance as a condition of the tenancy agreement? The lessor must keep a copy of a written agreement and any changes on paper or electronic form at least two years after the end of the lease. The tenant or lessor must tell the other person if the tenancy agreement ends and will not be extended at least 28 days before the deadline. Written communication must be made – Landlord Notification (245.4 KB PDF) – Tenant Notification (246.4 KB PDF). If no one gives it, the agreement will continue in the form of a periodic lease. Landlords and tenants must sign and date the contract.
Landlords must provide a printed copy to their tenants within 21 days of the contract. Should everyone who resides in the property be mentioned in the rental agreement? Tenants and landlords can agree on additional terms and conditions that apply to the contract in addition to standard terms. These should be included in the lease. Written leases must accurately reflect the text of these official forms. In addition to the above, there are standard conditions defined by the law that defines the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants. These include rent increases, landlord access to a unit, repairs and subleases. Written contracts secure the lease and provide security The lease says that no pets are allowed. Is that legal? Can the landlord or tenant ever “break the lease”? The landlord can notify a tenant of written notice (258.8 KB PDF) if they wish to renew a fixed-term lease.