The Ontario provincial government introduced a new standard lease that will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on or after April 30, 2018, including tenancies in single and semi-detached houses, apartment buildings, rented condominiums and secondary suites (such as basement apartments).

The standard lease uses easy-to-understand language to help:

  • Landlords and renters understand their rights and responsibilitiesĀ 

  • Reduce illegal terms in leases and misunderstandings caused by verbal tenancy agreementsĀ 

  • Reduce the need for Landlord and Tenant Board hearings to resolve disputes

For more info you can visit here and you can download a copy of lease agreement here.

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