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A body corporate is the group of all the owners of lots or units which share common property. The body corporate bylaws refer to the set of rules governing the internal management of those lots. The bylaws may specify rules relating to noise, parking, behaviour of guests, pets, garbage disposal and the use of common property. The bylaws are sometimes referred to as a Community Management Statement or Condominium Bylaws.
Depending on where you live, a month to month rental agreement carries a different set of rights and obligations than a 1 year lease agreement. Nolo provides a quick low down on the difference between a rental agreement — usually for a short 30-day period that automatically renews — and a lease agreement — usually longer 6-month or 1 year plus period that ends.
If a "Fixed" term is selected, the leasing relationship may still continue after expiry if both the landlord and the tenant wish it to. In some jurisdictions, statute dictates that it will become a Periodic term lease, usually of the month-to-month variety, though this may vary. In other jurisdictions, the Fixed term lease may become a "tenancy at will" or a "tenancy at sufferance" when it expires, which lasts only as long as both parties wish it to, and is not subject to as much legal protection as a Periodic lease. If you wish to terminate all rights under a Fixed term lease as soon as the lease expires, you must serve proper notice before the end of the lease term, in accordance with local statute.
The information in this pamphlet is intended as a guide for landlords and tenants under the Rental of Residential Property Act. Further information can be obtained at the Office of the Director of Residential Rental Property on the 5th Floor, National Bank Tower, 134 Kent Street, Charlottetown. Copies of the Act and forms can also be obtained at any Access PEI office or online at www.irac.pe.ca/rental. Our telephone number is (902) 892-3501 or 1-800-501-6268.
A weekly/monthly/yearly lease with automatic renewal (a periodic tenancy) will continue so long as neither party wishes to terminate the lease. To terminate the lease the landlord and tenant must give notice of their intention to leave as specified by statute. A landlord can raise the rent, or change the terms of the lease in these types of agreements by providing proper notice as required by statute. At the end of the notice period the tenant must move out or the landlord can start eviction proceedings against them.
In addition to sections that must be completed setting out the relevant lease terms, the Standard Lease contains an appendix containing general information (the “General Information Appendix”) for landlords and renters on rights, responsibilities and unenforceable tenancy conditions. Items that are summarized in the General Information Appendix include, among others, material relating to illegal charges, pets, smoking, and rules governing the ending of a tenancy and evictions.

A typical rental is either annual or month-to-month, and the amount of rent may be different for long-term renters (because of lower turnover costs). Leaving a long-term lease before its expiration could result in penalties, or even the cost of the entire agreed period (if the landlord is unable to find a suitable replacement tenant, after diligent pursuit). If a tenant stays beyond the end of a lease for a term of years (one or more), then the parties may agree that the lease will be automatically renewed, or it may simply convert to a tenancy at will (month-to-month) at the pro-rated monthly cost of the previous annual lease. If a tenant at will is given notice to quit the premises, and refuses to do so, the landlord then begins eviction proceedings. In many places it is completely illegal to change locks on doors, or remove personal belongings, let alone forcibly eject a person, without a court order of eviction. There may be strict rules of procedure, and stiff penalties (triple damages, plus attorneys' fees) for violations.
A lease is a contract. When you sign a lease, you have responsibilities toward your landlord under this contract. Quebec law lets you end your lease if your safety or the safety of a child living with you is threatened by spousal or sexual violence. This law also applies to same-sex couples.   Spousal or sexual violence Spousal violence is violent behaviour coming from a spouse or former spouse...
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Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Form required under Federal Law for all residences constructed prior to 1978. Before 1978, it was common for lead-based paint to be used in the interior of homes. Since then it has been found that lead does not promote brain function and is especially harmful to minor children. If at any time there is chipping or the peeling of lead-paint, it is imperative that the landlord remediate the property as soon as possible.
Negotiating a lease agreement is determined by a multitude of factors starting with market conditions and how the property is priced versus other rentals in the area. The landlord’s goal is to collect as much rent each month as possible while mitigating their risk. If the applicant can represent that they would be a stable tenant, the landlord may give them a discount on the monthly rental amount along with including utilities or services.
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A landlord is required to deliver the dwelling in "good habitable condition" and the tenant is required to leave the dwelling  in "good habitable condition." In between, it is the landlord's responsibility to maintain upkeep. Request repairs to the super/janitor, where applicable, and, if needed, then follow up with the landlord. If there are neglect disputes, especially regarding urgent repairs follow up with the Regie.
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The tenant will have to read their lease as most agreements automatically convert to a month-to-month lease (tenancy-at-will) if there is no termination by either party. In most cases, the landlord will send the tenant a Lease Extension Addendum before the original lease ends to extend the term. The extension will detail the new end date, along with any other changes, while maintaining the rest of the terms of the original lease agreement.
The expiry of the lease does not necessarily terminate the rental arrangement. If a "Periodic" term is selected, the lease will automatically renew based on the same terms as the first lease, unless it is varied by giving proper notice as required by statute. So a "Periodic monthly lease" that continues for one year is actually 12 separate, automatically renewing leases. The lease will continue to renew automatically until one of the parties wishes to terminate the lease (by giving proper notice as required by statute).
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“Just pay what you think is fair,” or a number written on the back of a napkin is not an option. This document should explicitly list the monthly rental amount. If you are unsure of what the going rate is for a place, check out Zillow. You can also include the terms of whether the rent may be subjected to changes in future, using a Notice of Rent Increase.
The "Act" refers to the legislation governing residential tenancy agreements in your jurisdiction. After you select the Location of Property when you are filling out the Lease Agreement Details, you will see a link beneath your selection to the governing legislation for the jurisdiction you have selected. It is not necessary to specifically state the name of the "Act" in your contract, as the relevant legislation is satisfactorily identified by the "severability clause" of your lease. 

The "Act" refers to the legislation governing residential tenancy agreements in your jurisdiction. After you select the Location of Property when you are filling out the Lease Agreement Details, you will see a link beneath your selection to the governing legislation for the jurisdiction you have selected. It is not necessary to specifically state the name of the "Act" in your contract, as the relevant legislation is satisfactorily identified by the "severability clause" of your lease.
Perhaps the most important disclosure is to identify to a new tenant the existence of lead-based paint on the premises. Under federal law (42 U.S. Code § 4852d), if the structure on the property was built prior to 1978, the landlord will be required to issue the disclosure to the tenant. The disclosure casts a warning to the tenant that if they should see any chipping, deteriorating, or cracking paint on the premises to contact the landlord and authorities immediately.
4. Is the apartment in bad shape? A tenant may be able to get out of a lease if the apartment is in a sub-standard state and repeated attempts to have repairs made have been ignored. Sub-standard could mean poor maintenance of the building and/or unit, public health concerns like water and mould, or harassment of a tenant by a landlord. In this case, as long as you have proof, the tenant board can order an end to the tenancy because “the landlord has not met their obligations.”
In most jurisdictions, there is a minimum period of notice required by statute. The lease can specify a notice period longer than the legal minimum, but it cannot specify a period shorter than the legal minimum. If it does, the legal minimum notice will still be required. You should consult the governing statute for these legal minimums as they will vary according to jurisdiction and the type and length of the lease. To review the legislation on the notice period, check the links under the location of property area on the questions page.
Please note: in some jurisdictions, a landlord is not allowed to ask for a security deposit. In other jurisdictions, a landlord may require both a security deposit and other types of deposits (for example, a pet damage deposit). You should review the governing legislation for the location of the property to make sure the type of deposit is allowable.
The landlord's obligations are defined by the terms and conditions contained in the lease and the laws specific to where the property is located. The most important obligations of the landlord include providing the tenant access to the property and allowing the tenant peaceful enjoyment of the property. The legal owner of the property also has obligations to maintain the property to minimum standards.
Panda Tip:  Customize these to your anticipated living conditions, and be sure the Renter is ready to meet your expectations of behavior.  Because a room renter is going to be living in daily close proximity, it is important for everyone to respect each other’s expectations of behavior.  Pay close attention to rules about pets and waterbeds as both have the possibility of causing serious damage to the property; say they are not allowed at all if that is the choice you decide to make.

The landlord may not change the terms of the lease during the lease period (whether a week, a month, or a year). If the landlord tries to change the terms of the lease for the next period, the tenant has 2 options. The tenant may either accept the changes and continue to live at the premises, which will then renew the lease on the new terms, or give proper statutory notice to terminate the lease.
There will certainly be a requirement to show a driver's license, and only those drivers appearing on the contract may be authorized to drive. It may include an option to purchase auto insurance (motor insurance, UK), if the renter does not already have a policy to cover rentals—another important consideration for multiple drivers. Some agencies may even require a bond payable if the car is not returned in order, often held in the form of a credit-card authorization—voided if the car is returned per agreement. A renter should be advised that he or she will be responsible for any parking or traffic violations incurred upon the vehicle during the rental period. There should also be advice on handling thefts, accidents, break-downs, and towing.
The landlord's obligations are defined by the terms and conditions contained in the lease and the laws specific to where the property is located. The most important obligations of the landlord include providing the tenant access to the property and allowing the tenant peaceful enjoyment of the property. The legal owner of the property also has obligations to maintain the property to minimum standards.

Section 1. Subject to the terms and conditions in this Lease Agreement, the Landlord rents to the Tenant, and the Tenant rents from the Landlord, for residential purposes only, the premises located at Condo Address (the “Premises”), together with all the fixtures, appliances, furniture, furnishings and personal property upon or in the Premises set forth or otherwise referred to on Schedule A attached hereto and hereby incorporated into this Lease Agreement (such fixtures, appliances, furniture, furnishings and personal property, collectively the “Furnishings”).


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A security deposit is an amount of money that is held in an escrow account by the landlord. The funds are fully released to the tenant, at the end of the agreement, pending there is no damage to the property. The security deposit is a safety-net for the landlord in case the tenant decides to not pay rent, vacate the property early, or if at the end of the term there is damage to the premises. If there is damage to the property at the end of the lease, the landlord will usually provide an itemized list of all repairs that were made and their amount.

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In contrast to a verbal, spoken, or oral agreement, an agreement in writing clearly spells out the detailed promises between the Landlord and Tenant and also explains what should happen if they break their promises to each other. If you’re planning on running a landlord business professionally, keep in mind that these promises carry the full weight of the law — avoid making these 7 major mistakes that could spell the end your business.
If the Tenant tenders a cheque, which is dishonored by a banking institution, then the Tenant shall only tender cash or cashier's cheque for all future payments. This shall continue until such time as written consent is obtained from the Landlord. In addition, the Tenant shall be liable in the sum of $50 for each cheque that is returned to the Landlord because the cheque has been dishonored.
After April 30, 2018, renters will not be entitled to ask a landlord for a Standard Lease if: (a) the renter is subject to an existing lease signed before April 30, 2018, unless the renter and their landlord negotiate a new lease agreement with new terms; or (b) the renter signed a fixed-term lease before April 30, 2018 and the lease renewed automatically to a month-to-month tenancy after April 30, 2018.

This lease agreement template provides for a one year term, which is the most common, however the term can be longer or shorter as agreed upon by the parties. In the first blank, insert the date on which the rental term will begin. This is the date on which the tenant can take possession and begin to occupy the premises, and the date on which rent will commence. Ideally, the term will begin on the first day of a calendar month (this approach makes the accounting and record keeping easier), but it doesn't need to. In the second blank, insert the date on which the rental term will expire. For a one year term, this will be the day before the anniversary of the start date, for example: beginning on February 1, 2017, and ending on January 31, 2018.


A body corporate is the group of all the owners of lots or units which share common property. The body corporate bylaws refer to the set of rules governing the internal management of those lots. The bylaws may specify rules relating to noise, parking, behaviour of guests, pets, garbage disposal and the use of common property. The bylaws are sometimes referred to as a Community Management Statement or Condominium Bylaws.
This Agreement, including all attachments (if any), constitutes the entire agreement between the parties supersedes all previous negotiations, agreements and commitments whether written or oral with respect to this tenancy. Any modification of this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be signed by each party. There are no understandings, representations or warranties except as herein expressly set forth and no rights are granted except as expressly set forth herein.
A rental agreement can be written, verbal or implied. Since the rental agreement is the most important part of a landlord and tenant relationship, it should be in writing. The advantage of a written agreement is that it outlines the terms and conditions agreed to by both parties. Once the landlord and tenant agree to the terms and conditions of their contract, it cannot be changed unless both parties agree.
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Although, a common practice endorsed by landlords is to allow a tenant to sublet the property. In a Sublease Agreement, the tenant re-rents the property to another individual who pays rent to the tenant who then pays the rent as stated in the original lease signed with the landlord. In most cases, the tenant will need to obtain permission from the landlord, via the Landlord Consent Form, before being able to find a sub-tenant for the property.
Tenants will be respectful of the neighbors and community where the Property is located and not create nuisances or excessive noise, nor will any illegal conduct be carried out on the premises.  Commission of criminal conduct on the Property will be grounds for immediate termination of this Residential Lease Agreement and an obligation for Tenant to immediately vacate the Property. 

Negotiating a lease agreement is determined by a multitude of factors starting with market conditions and how the property is priced versus other rentals in the area. The landlord’s goal is to collect as much rent each month as possible while mitigating their risk. If the applicant can represent that they would be a stable tenant, the landlord may give them a discount on the monthly rental amount along with including utilities or services.
If there is late payment by the tenant the landlord has a couple of options. Firstly, they may accept a late fee for the delay in payment. Secondly and depending on the laws in the State, the landlord may give an official Notice to Pay or Quit stating the landlord has the right to terminate the lease if the tenant does not pay by the end of the time-period stated.
The Landlord reserves the right to dispose of any personal belongings left behind by the tenant, and furthermore reserves the right to rent the Property to additional occupants, and hold the Tenant financially responsible for any difference between the monthly rent that would have been paid under this rental agreement, and the rental payment under any additional rental agreements with subsequent Property occupants.
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