All landlords who rent in Ontario should be aware that the province has introduced a new standard leasing method that is to be used for written leases in Ontario that will be concluded on April 30, 2018 and beyond. Please terminate the use of your current rental or rental agreement and obtain a copy of the standard contract issued by the Ministry of Housing. Use Form P: Standard leasing type to display all the conditions for a residential rent. Owners may use Form P, another form of lease or verbal agreement, but the P-sheet terms continue to apply. Get the new standard rental mode at www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&ACT=RDR&TAB=PROFILE&SRCH=&ENV=WWE&TIT=2229E&NO=047-2229E. The form can be filled out, printed and registered online, or you can print it out and fill it out offline For more information on the new standard rental form, visit the Ministry of Housing website – www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18704.asp. The owner and the original tenant and sign the lease agreement in appropriate locations to realize that they assume full responsibility for complying with all the terms of the tenancy agreement. Documents that the landlord can attach to the form are included: Fully concluded leases help answer questions that tenants may have in the event of a dispute between the landlord and the tenant. LSHC has published an example of a completed standard binder that will serve as a guide to complete the form.
Landlords can use Form P as a rental agreement for the housing contracts they make available to their tenant for signature. Form P contains all the conditions applicable in a rental agreement for housing contracts, even if another tenancy agreement or verbal agreement is used. The new form contains mandatory clauses and standardized information that requires lenders to enter into a written lease on April 30, 2018. Owners can add clauses to section 15 of the new standard form of rental to address conditions and/or describe the responsibilities that apply to their lease or rental unit. LSHC has created new resources to help you better understand the new standard rental requirement.