September 21, 2021

Landlords are required to establish a written agreement for each rental. Even if a landlord does not prepare one, the standard terms of a rental agreement apply. The payment of a deposit also creates a rental agreement, even if there is no written lease and the tenant never contracts. Landlords are required to provide, prior to signing the lease, a written copy of the house park rules (if applicable). It is a good idea for both the landlord and tenant to check the rules before signing the agreement. With effect from December 11, 2017, an “eviction clause” obliging the tenant to move on the day of the end of the contract can only be used in a fixed-term rental contract: A monthly term is essentially a lease with a duration of one month, which is automatically renewed by an additional month each month until it is duly terminated by one of the parties. It has no predetermined end date. Landlords request 30 days` notice from the tenant and landlord a period of 2 months must be given to tenants to terminate such an agreement. In the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA), monthly rentals are called “periodic” and are by far the most common type of periodic rental, but a lease can also be established on a weekly or periodic basis. Although oral leases are covered by the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA), it`s always best to have a written agreement with your landlord. Signing a Hardcopy contract is one of the best ways to protect yourself as a tenant, as it proves the terms you agreed to at the beginning of your lease. Your landlord can use the Residential Tenancy Branch`s (RTB) default lease or they can use their own custom lease.

If they opt for their own agreement, they must have all the standard information required by law, just like the RTB agreement. See Section 12 of the ATR and Section 13 of the Residential Rents Regulation for more information. Additional residents: The agreement may contain a provision limiting the number of occupants in a rental unit or requiring permission from the lessor before additional residents can live in the rental unit. If additional residents are added, a lessor can only increase the rent if the lease agreement contains a term that allows the rent to vary according to the number of occupants or the parties all agree to sign a new lease. If your landlord attempts to change a provision of your rental agreement without your consent, you can use TRAC`s form letter, illegal term in the rental agreement, to inform them that you will not accept the proposed change and will continue to follow your existing agreement. . . .

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