1. Check if your landlord is supposed to use a standard lease

Most landlords have to use the standard lease for rental agreements that are signed on or after April 30, 2018. This rule applies to most rooms, houses, apartments, and condominiums that you rent. But it does not apply to:

The standard form is on the Ministry of Housing website. There’s a version that people can print out and fill in, and another version to fill in on a computer and then print.

Both the tenant and landlord must sign the lease no later than the day the tenant is supposed to move in.

And the landlord must give the tenant a copy within 21 days after the tenant signs it and gives it to the landlord.

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