Residential Lease Agreement (Ontario) | Tenancy Agreement
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This is the second of a series of blogs about residential lease agreements in Ontario. In the first blog, I talked about what residential lease agreements are, the impact of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (the “Act”), and some of the Landlord’s obligations. In this blog, I’ll be discussing some of the Tenant’s obligations under the Act.
Tenant Obligations under the Act
As with Landlords, the Act imposes a few obligations on Tenants. These obligations supersede any terms or conditions of a Residential Lease Agreement. So if you put something in the Residential Lease Agreement that conflicts with the Act, it will not be enforceable. Here are SOME of the Tenant’s statutory obligations:
Cleanliness: Section 33
The Tenant is responsible for ordinary cleanliness of the rental unit, except to the extent that the Residential Lease Agreement requires the Landlord to clean it.
Repair of Damage: Section 34
The Tenant is responsible for the repair of undue damage to the rental unit or residential complex caused by the willful or negligent conduct of the Tenant, another occupant of the rental unit or a person permitted in the residential complex by the Tenant.
Changing Locks: Section 35
A Tenant shall not alter the locking system on a door giving entry to a rental unit or residential complex or cause the locking system to be altered during the Tenant’s occupancy of the rental unit without the consent of the Landlord. If a Tenant alters the locking system, then the Landlord can apply to the Board for an order that the Tenant provide the Landlord with keys or pay the Landlord the reasonable out-of-pocket expenses necessary to change the locking system.
Not to Harass: Section 36
A Tenant shall not harass, obstruct, coerce, threaten or interfere with the Landlord.
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