All leases must contain the full legal names of the landlord and tenants. The lease is a form of consumer contract and, as such, must be done in clear and understandable language. It must not contain clauses that could be “unfair.” This means, for example, that the lease does not put you or your landlord in an unfavourable position, should not allow a party to change the terms unilaterally and without good reason, or to bind you irrevocably to conditions with which you did not have time to administer yourself. An abusive clause is not valid by law and cannot be enforced. If the tenant is unable to take possession of the rental property`s premises or if the rented property has been emptied before the expiry of the tenancy period, the tenant remains responsible for paying the remaining rents and complying with the terms of that contract. If your lease does not meet the above conditions, you probably have an unsecured lease. If you share the unit with your tenants, it is probably an “excluded” agreement with a tenant. The contract may also contain information about your landlord`s repair obligations. Your landlord`s repair obligations depend on the type of lease. Check your lease – it could give you more rights than your basic rights under the law.
As the landlord and tenant occupy the same premises, landlords should discuss limits and expectations at the beginning of the tenancy. For example, a landlord can indicate when he can legally enter the tenants` room, what rules of the house apply and how it is applied, how clients are treated and much more. If you are disabled, your landlord may be obliged to change the lease if the length of the contract means that you are in a worse situation than that of someone without your disability. Once you have found a suitable tenant, the next step is to declare it to a tenancy agreement. This agreement defines the obligations that you and your tenant must honour during the term of the lease, so it is important that both parties understand what is expected of them. A clearly worded lease agreement, corresponding to the type of lease awarded, is the best way to ensure that both parties understand these obligations. You will find information on the rights and obligations of private tenants and landlords in our advice on renting by a private landlord. If your tenants pay more than $100,000 a year, you cannot have a guaranteed or guaranteed lease.