When the tenant rents a room in an apartment building, it is very important that the agreement details which parts of the premises the tenant owns exclusively and which parts of the tenant shared. A declaration of termination must be made in writing. Tenants must use a letter of intent to leave Form RTA 13 to inform the landlord/agent of their intention to leave the tenancy until a specific date (delivery date). Only tenants and persons registered as occupiers may reside in the premises. The landlord must be informed and approved of any changes to the list of authorized tenants. Children born or adopted while the tenant resides in the premises are automatically included in the rental agreement as tenants. In addition, any jurisdiction may limit the number of tenants or occupants in the premises if this number is contrary to the health or safety standards applicable to the dwellings. Health and safety standards are generally expressed in 1 person per square metre X. The standard varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so if you are concerned, contact your local housing/health agency. The RTA provides standard contract forms. The type of agreement that applies to you depends on the type of accommodation you rent. As a general rule, when a tenant accepts a temporary rent, usually for 6 months or 1 year, the tenant agrees to be responsible for the rent for that period.
When the tenant has emptied the premises before the term of the contract expires, the tenant generally remains responsible for paying the rent for the duration of the lease (provided that the lease is not in a jurisdiction allowing the tenant to prematurely terminate an early termination of a fixed-term lease). If the landlord can rent the premises again before the end of the tenant`s lease, the broken tenant is usually no longer obliged to rent, as the landlord cannot cash in double the rental for the premises. Tenants and landlords can agree on additional terms and conditions that apply to the contract in addition to standard terms. Additional conditions cannot oppose, modify, or attempt to exclude any of the standard conditions from the application to the agreement.