You FOUND A PLACE! NOW WHAT?
What do I need to know?
Its time to sign your lease which explains:
- the rent amount and when it's due
- what's included in the rent (for example, air conditioning or parking)
- rules or terms about the rental unit or building (for example, no smoking)
Want to know more about what you should expect in a lease? Follow this link to help you understand and complete a standard lease.
Know your rights!
This Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act (sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants who rent residential properties. Landlords and tenants of most rental units are covered by most of the rules in the Act. Catch a full overview of the legislation and its benefits here or check out this helpful and simple guide . For more information on your rights, read about the laws that protect you as a renter in Ontario.
Free Legal Advice
As Sheridan student, you are provided with free legal advice through your SSU. Our on-campus lawyer can help you with all legal cases surrounding your rental, get advice on tenant rights, your lease, landlord disputes etc. Book an appointment now by contact your SSU Customer Service Rep here.
Other legal resources:
The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) resolves:
· disputes between residential landlords and tenants
· eviction applications filed by non-profit housing co-operatives
If you feel you need to file an appeal and resolve a dispute between you and your landlord, the LTB is here to help. This quick guide will let you know what form you need to fill out depending on the issue at hand.
Once you file an appeal, check out how the entire process works: http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/ltb/application-and-hearing-process/