Things to Remember


The following conditions apply where the relationship of Landlord and Tenant exist, regardless of any agreement, declaration, lease, waiver or other statement to the contrary.

Assign or Sublet

The Tenant must not assign or sublet any part of the residential premises to another person.

  • (a) In the event of bankruptcy of the Tenant, the Landlord shall be ranked as a preferred creditor pursuant to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act in respect of arrears of rent for a period next to preceding the bankruptcy.


       (a) Landlord's Duties

       The Landlord must provide and maintain the residential premises and residential property in a reasonable state of repair, making the residential premises and the residential property suitable for occupation by a reasonable Tenant. The Landlord must comply with health, safety and housing standard required by law.

       If the Landlord is required to make a repair to comply with the above duties, the Tenant may discuss it with the Landlord. If the Landlord refuses to make the repairs, the Tenant may apply to the Landlord Tenant Board for the completion and cost of repair.

       In the event of breakdown of electrical or mechanical systems the Landlord shall not be liable for damages of personal discomfort that may arise, however, the Landlord shall carry out repairs with reasonable diligence.


       (b) Tenant's Duties

       The Tenant must maintain ordinary health, cleanliness, and sanitary standard throughout the residential premises and residential property. The Tenant agrees to pay full cost of repairs for any damage to the residential premises and residential property caused by a willful or negligent act or omission of the Tenant or invited guest of the Tenant.

       The Tenant agrees that there shall be no repairs or modification to the original structure of the residential premises and residential property which includes all electrical, mechanical, water and sewer systems without the Landlord's consent except for emergency repairs.

       If the Tenant does not comply with the above duties, the Landlord may discuss the matter with the Tenant and may seek monetary order with the assistance of the Landlord Tenant Board for the cost of repairs, serve a notice of termination, or both.


       (c) Emergency Repairs

The Landlord must provide the name and telephone number of the designated contact person for Emergency repairs. The Tenant must make two attempts to notify the person designated by the Landlord, and give a reasonable time for completion of the emergency repairs by the Landlord. If the emergency repairs are still required, the Tenant may undertake the repairs and deduct the cost from the next month's rent, provided a statement of account and receipts are given to the Landlord. The emergency repairs must be urgent and neccessary for the health and safety of a person or preservation of property and are limited to:

       i) Major leaks in the pipes or roof
       ii) Damaged or blocked water or sewer pipes or plumbing fixtures
       iii) Repairs to the primary heating system
       iv) Defective locks that give access to the residential premises

Occupant and Invited Guest

  • (a) The Landlord may not stop the Tenant from having guests in the residential premises under reasonable circumstances. However, only those persons set out in the Tenancy Agreement as "Occupants" may reside in the unit.
  • (b) Other than the primary occupants named in the Tenancy Agreement, any guests of the Tenant can stay in the premises for a week to a maximum of 30 days or one month. If the stay is more than 30 days, the Tenant should inform the Landlord 2 weeks prior to the arrival of the expected guests for proper documentation and approval.


  • (a) The Tenant agrees that only vehicles registered in the Tenant's and primary occupants ownership are allowed to park in the garage or designated section of the driveway.
  • (b) There shall be no junk or non-plated vehicles, boats and trailers parked within the premises for more than seven days (7).
  • (c) Vehicles being parked in the premises should be free of fluid leaks to protect the premises from environmental damage. The Tenant is responsible for the cost of repairs caused by leaking vehicles.


Neither the Tenant nor the Landlord may change or add a lock or security device (for example, a door chain) to residential premises unless both agree, or unless ordered by an arbitrator. In an emergency, the Landlord may change the lock on the residential premises and promptly provide the other party with a copy of the new key.

Entry of Residential Premises by the Landlord

  • (a) For the duration of this tenancy agreement, the residential premises are the Tenant's home and the Tenant is entitled to privacy, quiet enjoyment, and to exclusive use of the residential premises.
  • (b) The Landlord may enter the residential premises only if one applies:
    (i) the Landlord gives the Tenant a notice which states why the Landlord needs to enter the residential premises and sepcifies a reasonable time not      sooner than 24 hours and entry must only occur from 8:30am to 6pm.
    (ii) There is an emergency
    (iii)The Tenant gives the Landlord permission to enter at the time of entry for a specified purpose.
    (iv) The Tenant has abandoned the residneital premises.
    (v) The Landlord has the order of a court or the Landlord Tenant Board saying the Landlord may enter the resiential premises.

Pets and Smoking

If the Tenancy Agreement does not permit pets or smoking in the rental unit, the Landlord has the right to give a Notice of Termination if the Tenant has pets or smokes.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are not permitted to run at large.
  • Pets must be in the care, control and custody of the owneror guardian at all times.
  • Tenants are responsible for the immediate removal of any excrement "Stoop and Scoop" left by their pet.
  • Tenants are responsible to ensure their pet does not disturb the reasonable and quiet enjoyment of the premises by other tenants, neighbours and the landlord.
  • Tenants are responsible to comply with all municipal bylaws and provincial laws regulating the keeping of pets.
  • The Tenant is responsible for ensuring that any guest of theirs visiting the unit with a pet complies with the policy.