General Terms and Definitions
The Landlord and Tenant agree to the following Interpretation In this Residential Tenancy Agreement:
“tenancy agreement” means a written, oral or implied agreement between a Tenant and a Landlord for occupancy of a rental unit and includes a licence to occupy a rental unit; (“convention de location”). The Tenant and the Landlord agree that this document along with the Standard Ontario Lease forms the tenancy agreement.
“Tenant”, “Resident”, and “Lessee” includes a person who pays rent in return for the right to occupy a rental unit and includes the Tenant’s heirs, assigns and personal representatives.
(a) the owner of a rental unit or any other person who permits occupancy of a rental unit, other than a Tenant who occupies a rental unit in a residential complex and who permits another person to also occupy the unit or any part of the unit,
(b) the heirs, assigns, personal representatives and successors in title of a person referred to in clause (a), and
(c) a person, other than a Tenant occupying a rental unit in a residential complex, who is entitled to possession of the residential complex and who attempts to enforce any of the rights of a Landlord under a tenancy agreement or this Act, including the right to collect rent; (“locateur”)
“person”, or any expression referring to a person, means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, trust or body corporate, or an individual in his or her capacity as a trustee, executor, administrator or other legal representative; (“personne”)
“Visitor” is a person who visits a resident for a day or part of a day. The term includes family and friends, trades, and service & delivery people
“Guest” is a person who stays overnight, or longer, with a resident
“Common Elements”, “Apartment Complex”, and “Building” means all the property, except the individual units, and shall mean any portion of the building or grounds that is exterior to a unit and not enclosed by the walls and ceiling of a unit
“Rent” includes the amount of any consideration paid or given or required to be paid or given by or on behalf of a Tenant to a Landlord or the Landlord’s agent for the right to occupy a rental unit and for any services and facilities and any privilege, accommodation or thing that the Landlord provides for the Tenant in respect of the occupancy of the rental unit, whether or not a separate charge is made for services and facilities or for the privilege, accommodation or thing.
“Ordinary cleanliness” – as per section 33 of the Residential Tenancies Act, the Tenant and Landlord agree that this interpretation includes all the recommendations and clauses in the Garbage and Recycling, as well as Pest Management Sections of this agreement, including but not limited to any act or conditions that might encourage pests, odors, tripping or fall hazards, situations not in line with fire prevention and personal safety and security recommendations, or that may contribute to unnecessary wear and tear on fixtures, appliances, floors, walls, trim, molding, cabinets, and windows.
“Ambient sound level” – The sound level that is present in the environment, produced by sound sources other than the source under assessment
“Amplified sound” – Sound made by any electronic device or a group of connected electronic devices incorporating one or more loudspeakers or other electromechanical transducers, and intended for the production, reproduction or amplification of sound.
“Persistent noise” – Any noise that is continuously heard for a period of ten minutes or more or intermittently over a period of one hour or more.
“dB(A)” – The sound level in decibels obtained when using a sound level meter with the A-weighting.
“dB(C)” – The sound level in decibels obtained when using a sound level meter with the C-weighting.
“Habitable room” – means any room other than a garage, storage area, bathroom, laundry, toilet, or pantry.
“Pet” – means any animal, including but not limited to dogs, cats, birds, fish, spiders, and reptiles
The Rules, regulations, and posted notices governing the use of any additional services provided
by the Landlord shall be observed and adhered to.
The Tenant shall not violate, or permit or tolerate the violation of, any Federal, Provincial, or
Municipal statute, regulation, law, or by-law within the Rental Unit or the residential complex.
The Landlord may, on reasonable written notice to the Tenant, prescribe and implement additional
Rules and regulations from time to time as the Landlord may deem appropriate for the operations of
the residential complex or to otherwise address conduct or other specific issues that may arise
between the parties to this agreement.
The Landlord and Tenant agree that a breach of the Rules and/or clauses in this document shall constitute a serious breach of this tenancy agreement.
Landlord represents that there are no oral agreements affecting this Lease, exhibits and riders, if any, attached hereto and forming a part hereof, supersede and cancel any and all previous negotiations, arrangements, letters of intent, executed lease(s), lease proposals, brochures, agreements, representations, promises, warranties and understandings between the parties. No alteration, amendment, change, or addition to this Lease shall be binding upon either party unless reduced to writing and signed by each party.
Should any provision of this Lease be or become invalid, void, illegal or not enforceable, it shall be considered separate and severable from this Lease and the remaining provisions shall remain in force and be binding upon the parties hereto as though such provision had not been included.
Enforcement and Regulations
Infractions of the rules and regulations should be reported to the Landlord in writing at the service address documented on the Lease Agreement.
Brochure – Information for New Tenants from the LTB: https://tribunalsontario.ca/documents/ltb/Brochures/Information%20for%20New%20Tenants.html
Dial 911 for police or ambulance services in the event of a serious illness, fire, break-in, robbery, intruders etc. Then Call the Landlord at the service phone number on the Lease.
Fire and Other Emergency Procedures
Fire Safety Plan:
- Leave the fire area if possible
- Call 911 – never assume this has been done
- Activate the fire alarm (use pull station at exit)
- Close all doors behind you
- Use the stairwells to leave the building immediately
- Congregate in the roundabout area at the front of the building at Lakeshore Rd E
- Do not return until fire officials provide an all-clear
- If you can not leave your unit because of the fire or dense smoke, remain in your unit and close the door and leave it unlocked for the entry of firefighters
- Seal all cracks where smoke can get in by using wet towels or sheets, duct tape etc.
- Open a window for air, wave a white sheet or towel to attract attention
- Crouch low to the floor if smoke enters the room
- Wait to be rescued – do not jump
- Listen for instructions given by officials
- Dial 911 again if you are in difficulty
Fire Alarm Systems: No one shall tamper with, by-pass, disconnect the system or the in-unit alarms, temperature monitoring systems, or other sensor equipment for the fire, HVAC, or maintenance systems of the building. By doing so, you would be creating an unsafe environment for the building and other residents.
The Tenant shall not do, bring, or keep anything in the Rental unit or residential complex, or permit
such act that will in any way create a risk of fire or increase the rate for fire insurance on the building
or its contents. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Tenant shall not use the living
space in the Rental Unit for excessive storage, including hoarding (to be determined at the sole discretion of the Landlord), of combustible material and/or personal or other property. The Tenant and Landlord agree that failure to do so will be considered a serious breach of the tenancy agreement.
Due to the increased risk of fire, electrical hazards, increased maintenance costs, increased risk of accidental poisoning from plants, products, and waste, negative impacts on indoor air quality such as increased relative humidity, increased risk of indoor mold, and increased odors that can cause interference with the reasonable enjoyment of other Tenants and units:
- a) No Tenant, resident, guest, business invitee, or visitor shall cultivate or grow cannabis or similar plants within the building. This prohibition includes all residential units within the building, all commercial units within the building, all balconies and patios, enclosed common areas, as well as outside within 9 meters (29.5 feet) of doorways, operable windows, and air intakes.
- b) “Business invitee” shall include but is not limited to any contractor, agent, household worker, or other person hired by the Tenant or resident to provide a service or product to the Tenant or resident.
- c) No Tenant may decorate with Live trees
Under Ontario Fire Code (O. Reg. 388/97):
- No Tenant, resident, guest, business invitee, or visitor shall place, store, or keep any materials of any kind in a hallway or common area. Shoes, bicycles, decoration, chairs, tables, equipment, storage, and umbrellas are prohibited in the hallways, on doors, and in common areas at all times.
- Flammable items such as doormats, door decorations, wreaths, flowers, etc in the common area hallways are prohibited. Doormats should be placed inside the apartment entrance.
Barbecuing and the making of fires are prohibited in the Rental Unit, common areas, and every other place in the residential complex.
Electrical circuits – should not be overloaded. Tenants are asked to regularly check that electrical cords, power bars, etc, are all well maintained.
Fire Extinguishers – Every Tenant should maintain a fire extinguisher that is regularly checked to ensure it is operative and charged.
3 Foot Rule – The Tenant must always keep all flammable objects at least 3 feet of distance away from any heat source (examples: space heater, oven, radiator, toaster) and cooling source (examples: air conditioner, fan) even if the source is off. If there is a risk of a flammable object falling (a pillow for instance) during an earthquake or accidental movement, it must not be kept above the heating or cooling source.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms
Your unit has been provided with smoke alarm(s) that are Hardwired with battery backup.
Your unit has been provided with a CO alarm(s) that are hardwired with battery backup.
The Tenant acknowledges receipt of a smoke alarm, and where applicable carbon monoxide alarm. The Tenant shall immediately inform the Landlord in writing of any damage to, or malfunction of, any smoke or carbon monoxide alarm provided by the Landlord, in which case the Landlord shall service and maintain said alarm.
The Landlord shall furnish batteries for each smoke and carbon monoxide alarm requiring batteries when the Tenant takes possession of the Rental Unit, but the batteries for such alarms shall thereafter be replaced as needed, from time to time, by the Tenant and no batteries shall be removed from such alarms unless immediately replaced with working batteries.
The Nest Smoke detectors require 3x Energizer Lithium AA (L91) Batteries. Do Not use rechargeable or standard Alkaline batteries in these units – if you do, they will quickly drain and need to be replaced soon after installation.
For your protection, the Tenant is encouraged and required by the Ontario Fire Code (OFC) to take part in ensuring that the smoke alarms and CO alarms are operational and to co-operate with the Landlord in carrying out the necessary testing and maintenance. Tenant shall take the following actions to ensure the operability of the alarms:
- Tenant shall review the main features and operation of the smoke alarm and CO alarms at https://nest.com/support/images/misc-assets/Nest-Protect-(Wired-120V)-User-s-Guide.pdf
- Tenant shall allow the Smoke and CO alarm(s) to complete their monthly testing cycle when initiated
- Notify the Landlord if when the lights are turned out the alarm glows yellow, meaning it has detected something wrong that needs attention.
- Notify the Landlord when the low battery signal is activated so that the Landlord can make arrangements for testing after the replacement of the battery.
- Notify the Landlord when the “end of life” signal is activated so that the Landlord can make arrangements for the replacement of the unit.
- Notify the Landlord if the “power on” indicator goes out so that the Landlord can arrange for appropriate repairs or replacement of the unit.
- Notify the Landlord if the smoke alarm or CO alarm is damaged so that the Landlord can make arrangements for the repair or replacement of the unit.
- When you have been absent for seven or more days (such as a vacation), arrange for the smoke alarm and CO alarms to be tested by the Landlord to ensure that they are operable (on battery-operated smoke alarms and CO alarms only).
- Notify the Landlord of any electrical problems that may affect the operability of electrically wired smoke alarms and CO alarms.
The Tenant shall not disable any smoke or carbon monoxide alarm provided by the Landlord, ever. The Ontario Fire Code (OFC) specifies that “No person shall disable a smoke alarm” and “No person shall disable a carbon monoxide alarm”. A Tenant or any other person who disables a smoke alarm or CO alarm is guilty of a provincial offense and may be subject to a minimum fine of $360 per device, imprisonment, or both. Fines are subject to increase.
Tenant and Landlord agree that the interpretation of “disable” includes but is not limited to painting the alarm, unplugging from an electrical outlet or removing the battery, covering the alarm(s), impeding detection of the alarm(s) to smoke or CO, taking the alarm(s) off the ceiling or wall, performing a reset, re-assignment of WiFi, re-assignment of the authorized users (such as through the App), or re-programming or changing of settings on the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm(s).
If any damage to or malfunction of a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm provided by the Landlord is the result of a willful or negligent act or omission of the Tenant, an occupant, or any person permitted in the Rental Unit by the Tenant or an occupant, then the Tenant shall reimburse and indemnify the Landlord for any expenses incurred for servicing or replacement of such equipment and if the Landlord is assessed fines or other financial penalties resulting from such act or omission, the Tenant shall reimburse and indemnify the Landlord for any such fines or penalties and for its reasonable legal costs and disbursements incurred in defending legal proceedings arising from the Tenant’s act or omission.
Personal Safety and Security
Windows and Doors: Any window or door to the building must be firmly locked and secured by the individual using the window or door. Doors may not be propped open at any time. Windows may not be left open when the unit is not occupied.
Windows: Window limiters have been installed as per the requirements of the Ontario Building Code and City of Mississauga and are required by law to restrict the windows from opening more than 100mm (4 inches). The Tenant agrees that window safety devices are not to be disabled at any time after installation, unless in an emergency requiring the window to be used as a method of egress. Tenant shall immediately report any safety devices not in satisfactory working condition so that they function safely and effectively.
Entering and Leaving the Building – do not allow strangers into the building. When in doubt, ask.
In-Unit security alarm systems and cameras – must be registered with the Landlord along with the current access code. The Landlord will not be responsible for any costs if emergency access is required and an alarm system is triggered.
The sidewalks, entry, alleyways, passageways, and stairways in the common areas of the residential complex shall not be obstructed or used for any purpose except for proper access to and from the Rental Unit, and no door shall be propped open.
The Landlord shall have the right to limit access to the residential complex by delivery services or solicitors, at its sole discretion, but access to canvassers is permitted if such canvassers are authorized pursuant to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA).
The Tenant shall not use any appliance in addition to those supplied by the Landlord including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any space heater, dishwasher, air-conditioner, washing machine, clothes dryer, or refuse compactor, without first obtaining the written consent of the Landlord, and paying to the Landlord the required charge for the use thereof. The Tenant shall properly care for all appliances supplied by the Landlord and notify the Landlord in writing if any such an appliance requires repair.
The Tenant agrees to be responsible for all general maintenance and repair costs to all the fixtures and appliances included in the rental up to and including the first $100.00 per repair and the landlord to pay the balance. The Tenant shall obtain the landlord’s prior consent to all repairs exceeding $100.00.
If any damage is caused to such appliances or fixtures by the willful or negligent action or omission of the Tenant, an occupant, animal, or any person permitted in the Rental Unit by the Tenant or an occupant, the Tenant shall be responsible to pay for the entire cost of all repairs or replacements.
The following items may be included in the rental: Air Conditioner/Heater Unit, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Fridge, Over-the-counter Stainless-Steel Microwave, Quartz countertop, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Marble Tile where laid, Kitchen and Vanity Shock Absorbers and Drawer Rails, Kitchen and Door Fixtures and Hardware and the Landlord warrants that the aforesaid appliances and fixtures will be in good working order at the commencement of the Lease. All the above are the properties of the Landlord and are to be returned to the Landlord and left on premises at the end of the lease term.
The Tenant agrees to pay the full cost repairs for any undue damage to the rental unit or property caused by the willful or negligent conduct of the Tenant, the Tenant’s guest, or another person who lives in the rental unit. User manuals for all items included in the rental property should be read before use to ensure negligent conduct does not occur. If the Tenant repairs the unit using their service provider, the service provider must not be hired without the prior written consent of the Landlord, for which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. The Tenant agrees that the repair cost will be in addition to the monthly rental and be considered a part of lawful rent.
The Landlord requires a rent deposit of one month’s rent. The rent deposit must be used for the rent for the last month before the tenancy ends.
The Tenant may offer, voluntarily, additional deposits, however, this is not required as a condition of the tenancy, or demanded by the Landlord.
The Landlord will pay interest on all rent (both offered and demanded) deposits every 12 months. The percent interest is the same as the rent increase guideline that is in effect when the interest payment is due. The guideline is set each year by the Ministry of Housing. https://tribunalsontario.ca/documents/ltb/Brochures/2020%20Rent%20Increase%20Guideline%20(EN).html
The key deposit is currently $250 and will be refunded to the Tenant when the Tenant turns in their key(s) at the end of their Tenancy. Keys must be received in working order and free of damage. A current set of keys includes:
2 Electronic Key Fobs
2 Unit Door Keys
1 Mailbox Key
E-Bikes, Mobility Scooters, Bicycles, Etc.
E-Bikes, mobility scooters, and any similar devices or vehicles may be used and stored in the residential complex only in the manner and locations prescribed by the Landlord and in accordance with occupancy standards.
A separate charge may be payable to the Landlord if it is agreed that the Landlord will provide electrical hook-up for device charging purposes and use of the hook-up will be metered at the Tenants expense. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no e-bike or mobility scooter may be stored or charged in any common area of the residential complex without the express written agreement of the Landlord.
E-Bikes, mobility scooters, baby carriages, and any similar devices or vehicles must not be stored or parked on any part of the common elements not designated for storage. Any items chained to posts, rails, or located throughout the common elements will be removed and impounded at the owner/resident’s expense.
Leverage off-peak rates
Reduce phantom energy consumption
- Some appliances such as toasters, video game consoles, televisions, phone chargers, and computers can consume energy even though they are turned off! Prevent this by unplugging items or plugging them into a surge protector power strip with an ON/OFF switch.
- Smart strip surge protectors can automatically turn off plugs when it detects an item is off.
- Keep your fridge/freezer full. Food and drinks in your fridge and freezer act as insulation when you open and close the doors.
- Cover refrigerated food and drink. This cuts down on cool moist air your fridge needs to try to keep cold, and less moisture means less energy.
- Only put cooled food in the fridge. Placing warm or hot food in the fridge requires the fridge to work extra hard to cool it, using more electricity.
- Fridge temperature should be 37-40 degrees for most efficient use, going colder takes extra energy without extra benefit.
Using the Shower instead of the Tub
- Tenants acknowledge that using the tubs for baths often requires more than double the amount of water to shower and that this increase in hot water use will increase the cost of your electricity bill significantly.
- Running the dishwasher on Energy Savings mode will conserve half the heating energy used by other cycles
- Turn off heated dry
- Running the dishwasher when full rather than daily will save 15-50% of the operational costs
- Scrape food off plates instead of rinsing dishes prior to washing. The tenant must not load dishes into the dishwasher with large pieces of food on them
Lowering Hot Water Temperature
- Speak to the Landlord about lowering the hot water temperature to your unit. Your hot water is kept in a tank that must be heated 24/7 and this affects your electricity bill
- Turn off lights when not in use
- An LED-based night-light costs roughly $0.50 cents per year in electricity
- Use a lid when cooking to cut your electric bill in half. Food cooks faster when covered and water can boil more quickly.
- Stop preheating the oven – many recipes with lengthy cook times don’t actually need or benefit from a pre-heated oven.
- The microwave uses less energy than the oven
All garbage shall be wrapped in plastic or disposable garbage bags and tied, and sorted if required, and placed by the Tenant in the area(s) designated by the Landlord, and at such times as the Landlord and City of Mississauga by-laws may designate, all in conformity with Health regulations and any applicable recycling regulations. It is expressly agreed and understood that garbage shall not, at any time, be stored outside the Rental Unit, except at such times and in such areas as may be designated by the Landlord.
All recyclable materials (aluminum/steel cans, glass/plastic bottles, jars and jugs, newspapers, and cardboard boxes) must be separated from regular garbage. Large boxes must be flattened, folded, and tied before disposal in the recycling bins.
Toxic Substances and Inflammable Materials – disposal of materials such as agricultural pesticides, paints, cleaners, solvents, and batteries are the responsibility of the Tenant. For information about Toxic Pickup call the hotline at 416-392-4330
Appliances, Furniture & Clothing – Do not leave at the garbage bins or garbage collection site unless told by the Landlord. Several charitable organizations are willing to pick up including Toronto Habitat for Humanity (416-755-7353 Ext. 26)
Garbage is picked up Monday and Thursday
Recycling is picked up Monday
Tenant shall not obstruct, alter, or in any way impair the efficient operation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, fire safety, or lighting systems, nor shall Tenant tamper with or change the setting of any thermostat or temperature control valves in the Building’s common areas. If the Leased Premises are equipped with heating facilities separate from those in the remainder of the Building, Tenant shall keep the Leased Premises at a temperature sufficient to prevent freezing of water in pipes and fixtures. Tenant shall further cooperate to save energy by turning off lights in unoccupied areas or where daylight is sufficient, turning off computers and other equipment at the end of each workday or while not in use, and turning down the thermostat when reasonable to do so.
Heat – The unit will be heated to a minimum of 20 degrees Celsius throughout the year. For heat above this level, the Tenant may wish to use their supplementary heat pump in units where available. The use of the supplementary heat pump will be reflected on the unit’s electricity bill and charges are the responsibility of the Tenant.
Cooling – In units with air conditioning, the Tenant may wish to use the A/C unit. The use of the air conditioner will be reflected in the unit’s electricity bill and charges are the responsibility of the Tenant.
Radiator Obstructions – The Tenant must ensure that the radiators have at least 3 feet of unobstructed space in all directions as per fire prevention regulations. If your radiator is blocked, even by curtains, warm air will not properly spread through and heat your unit.
Heat loss and Windows – Opening windows during low temperatures causes heat to be lost from the nearest radiator, since all the radiators in a building are connected this will affect the heating in all other rooms in your unit, as well as neighboring units – causing potential loss of enjoyment for these Units.
Tenant acknowledges the Landlord’s insurance on the premises provides no coverage on Tenant’s personal property, nor liability on behalf of the Tenant. The Tenant agrees not to do anything on the premises for which the owner’s insurance premium, if any, may be increased, and agree to hold the Landlord harmless from damages of any kind, and liability from injury to anyone whomsoever regardless of fault during this lease term and renewal thereof.
The Tenant agrees to obtain and keep in full force and effect during the entire period of the tenancy and any renewal thereof, at the Tenant’s sole cost and expense a standard tenancy insurance package (Burglary + theft, inland flood, Fire, Water back-up, hail damage, wind damage) and liability insurance policy protecting the Tenant against loss, damages, theft of any Tenant property, or additional living expenses coverage and providing at least $1,000,000 liability coverage. The Tenant agrees to provide the Landlord, upon demand at any time, proof that said insurance is in full force and effect and to notify the Landlord in writing in the event that such insurance is canceled or otherwise terminated. A tenancy may not begin until insurance is in full force and effect.
Tenant agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Landlord from any and all claims, suits, actions, demands, or any other liability present or future arising out of the occupation of the subject premise.
Square One Insurance Services – www.squareone.ca provides coverage and is approximately $17.41 / monthly for this location as of March 27, 2021
The Tenant acknowledges
- that the Service may not be uninterrupted or error-free;
- that your device may be exposed to viruses or other harmful applications through the Service;
- that the Landlord does not guarantee the security of the Service and that unauthorized third parties may access your computer or files or otherwise monitor your connection;
- that the Landlord’s ability to provide the Service with lawful rent is based on the limited warranty, disclaimer, and limitation of liability specified in this Section and it would require a substantial charge if any of these provisions were unenforceable;
- that as costs for the Service rise, the fee for internet may increase, and this can happen without notice
The service and any products or services provided on or in connection with the service are provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis without warranties of any kind. All warranties, conditions, representations, indemnities, and guarantees with respect to the content or service and the operation, capacity, speed, functionality, qualifications, or capabilities of the services, goods, or personnel resources provided hereunder, whether express or implied, arising by law, custom, prior oral or written statements by the Landlord, or otherwise (including, but not limited to any warranty of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement) are hereby overridden, excluded and disclaimed.
- Acceptable Use of the Service
2.1 You must not use the Service to access Internet Services or send or receive e-mails, which:
2.1.1 are defamatory, threatening, intimidating or which could be classed as harassment;
2.1.2 contain obscene, profane, or abusive language or material;
2.1.3 contain pornographic material (that is text, pictures, films, video clips of a sexually explicit or arousing nature);
2.1.4 contain offensive or derogatory images regarding sex, race, religion, color, origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation;
2.1.5 contain material that infringe third party’s rights (including intellectual property rights);
2.1.6 in Landlord’s reasonable opinion may adversely affect the manner in which we carry out our work;
2.1.7 are bulk and/or commercial messages;
2.1.8 contain forged or misrepresented message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message;
2.1.9 are activities that invade another’s privacy; or
2.1.10 are otherwise unlawful or inappropriate;
2.2 Music, video, pictures, text, and other content on the internet are copyright works and you should not download, alter, e-mail, or otherwise use such content unless certain that the owner of such works has authorized its use by you.
2.3 You must not use the service to access illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, equipment or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another system. This includes any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration, including, but not limited to, port scans, stealth scans, or other information-gathering activity.
2.4 You must not use the service to distribute Internet Viruses, Trojan Horses, or other destructive software.
2.5 The Service is intended for the Landlord, resident, and guest use only. Access to this Service must not be used for commercial activity.
2.6 We may terminate or temporarily suspend the Service if we reasonably believe that you are in breach of any provisions of this agreement including but not limited to clauses 2.1 to 2.5 above.
2.7 We recommend that you do not use the service to transmit or receive any confidential information or data and should you choose to do so you do so at your own risk.
2.8 You must not use or access any programs or applications that require high bandwidth levels for a prolonged period of time. Programs such as bit torrent, or other file sharing programs, online gaming, and high-definition video streaming are not permitted. The Landlord can at its own discretion suspend or terminate the Service to anyone it deems is monopolizing the bandwidth in the building.
- Criminal Activity
3.1 You must not use the Service to engage in any activity which constitutes or is capable of constituting a criminal offense, either in the United States or in any country throughout the world.
3.2 You agree and acknowledge that we may be required to provide assistance and information to law enforcement, governmental agencies, and other authorities.
3.3 You agree and acknowledge that we will monitor your activity while you use this service and keep a log of the Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of any devices which access the Service, the times when they have accessed the Service and the activity associated with that IP address
3.4 You further agree we are entitled to co-operate with law enforcement authorities and rights-holders in the investigation of any suspected or alleged illegal activity by you which may include, but is not limited to, disclosure of such information as we have (whether pursuant to clause 3.3 or otherwise), and are entitled to provide by law, to law enforcement authorities or rights-holders.
- Other Terms
4.1 Under no circumstances will the Landlord, their suppliers or licensors, or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates be liable for consequential, indirect, special, punitive or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, based on claims of the Resident or its appointed (including, but not limited to, unauthorized access, damage, or theft of your system or data, claims for loss of goodwill, claims for loss of data, use of or reliance on the service, stoppage of other work or impairment of other assets, or damage caused to equipment or programs from any virus or other harmful application), arising out of breach or failure of express or implied warranty, breach of contract, misrepresentation, negligence, strict liability in tort or otherwise.
4.2 You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Landlord and its suppliers, licensors, officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates from any claim, liability, loss, damage, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Service, any materials downloaded or uploaded through the Service, any actions taken by you in connection with your use of the Service, any violation of any third party’s rights or a violation of law or regulation, or any breach of this agreement. This Section will not be construed to limit or exclude any other claims or remedies that the Landlord may assert under this Agreement or by law.
4.3 This Agreement shall not be construed as creating a partnership, joint venture, agency relationship or granting a franchise between the parties. Except as otherwise provided above, any waiver, amendment or other modification of this Agreement will not be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, in whole or in part, such holding will not affect the validity of the other provisions of this Agreement.
4.4 The Landlord’ performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement shall waive or impede the Landlord’ right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Service or information provided to or gathered by the Landlord with respect to such use. This Agreement constitutes the complete and entire statement of all terms, conditions, and representations of the agreement between you and the Landlord with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all prior writings or understanding.
No Tenant, visitor, guest, or resident may change or re-key the lock or locks, and no additional lock may be placed on any door in or to any unit without prior written approval from the Landlord. If a door is re-keyed or an additional lock is added, the Landlord must receive a copy of the key within twenty-four (24) hours. Should a Tenant or Resident fail to provide a key, the door or lock may be removed in the event of an emergency and any resulting damage will be paid for by the resident and be included in lawful rent.
Tenant covenants with the Landlord, upon the termination of this Lease pursuant to the terms of the Residential Tenancies Act, to deliver up possession of the premises to the Landlord or his/her authorized agent, and further to surrender all keys or entrance devices relating to the premises, entrance doors or other doors to the building, mailbox keys, electronic key fobs, and any other entrance device to the premises of the building.
Tenant covenants with the Landlord during his/her occupancy of the premises not to alter or cause to be altered the locking system giving entry to the premises, except with the prior written consent of the Landlord.
The Landlord may change or add to the locking system of any door in the residential complex, including doors giving access to the Rental Unit, provided that the Landlord gives the Tenant replacement keys.
If the Tenant or an occupant locks himself or herself out of the Rental Unit, the Landlord is not obligated to unlock the Rental Unit, and the Tenant is responsible for all costs of re-entry, including but not limited to locksmith charges, and the costs for the repair of any damage caused to the lock, door, Rental Unit, or residential complex during such re-entry.
In-unit security alarm systems and the current access code must be registered with the Landlord.
The Tenant shall be entitled to use at their own risk and expense the coin-operated automatic washers and drying machines installed in the building and provided for the convenience of all Tenants. The Landlord does not warrant the sufficiency or performance of the said machines and shall be free from all responsibility for any damage or loss by reason of the use thereof. The use of washing machines and dryers in common area laundry rooms, if any, shall be subject to any rules, regulations, or notices posted or provided by the Landlord.
No laundry shall be hung in, around, or about any common area of the residential complex.
Only the use of High-Efficiency (HE) Laundry detergent is permitted for use in the automatic washer. The use of any detergent without the appropriate HE certification marks will result in damages and premature wear and will be considered negligent use of the machines. Non-HE Laundry detergent also suds more than the machine expects and results in water leaks, floor and flood damage. Repairs will be the responsibility of the Tenant and costs added onto lawful rent.
For the best performance of the dryer, empty the lint trap both before and after use. A garbage bin has been provided for this purpose.
The Landlord shall furnish light bulbs in all of the fixtures and fuses in any panel box installed by the
The Landlord at the time that the Tenant takes possession of the Rental Unit, but not thereafter. The Tenant shall be responsible for replacing such light bulbs and fuses with replacements of equivalent type and quality during the term of the Tenant’s tenancy and any renewal thereof.
Current Equivalent type Light bulb = Chip on Board (COB) LED Light Bulb – 3200-4000K (Warm White) available at Jenco.com
Incandescent light replacements are prohibited even if the outgoing bulb used incandescent light. All lighting must be warm white in color.
The Tenant agrees to give the Landlord prompt immediate written notice in the event of an accident or emergency affecting the plumbing, gas, heating, or electrical system serving the premises and access for the manager or appropriate trade personnel (hired by the Landlord or authorized agent) to fix the problem.
The Tenant shall not hire any tradespeople and/or contractors to do any work on the premises without the prior written consent of the Landlord. If such tradespeople are hired the entirety of the cost will be the responsibility of the Tenant.
Household furniture and effects may be moved into or removed from the Rental Unit only at such
times and in such manner as prescribed by the Landlord. The Tenant shall not damage any part of
the Rental Unit or residential complex by moving furniture or other effects in or out, and the Tenant
agrees to indemnify the Landlord for any expenses incurred in repairing any damage so caused.
Damages – the Tenant is responsible for costs where damage to doors or any part of the common elements has been caused by the Tenant, mover(s), or visitor(s). The Landlord will inspect the relevant common areas before and after the move to assess any costs of any damage. The Tenant agrees that the repair cost will be in addition to the monthly rental and be considered a part of lawful rent.
Obstructions – Tenants must make sure that their movers do everything possible to limit the obstruction of the parking lot, aisle, alleyway, and common areas.
Garbage and Unwanted Items – Unwanted appliances, clothing, packaging, trash, and recyclables are the responsibility of the Tenant.
Insurance – Tenants must make sure their movers are adequately insured.
Times – Moves are permitted as follows: Mondays – Saturdays between the hours of 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Moving is not permitted in the evening, or on Sundays and statutory holidays.
The Tenant agrees to rent the premises in its present condition and turnover premises at expiry in comparable condition subject to reasonable wear and tear.
The tenant shall have the premises cleaned at the end of the lease term at the Tenant’s own cost. Upon key handover all surfaces must be wiped down, the fridge empty, no furniture or other items left behind, and the floors broom swept, with any spills mopped. Bathrooms must be cleaned on all surfaces using a disinfectant.
The Tenant hereby agrees to pay for all costs incurred in the event of damage to the property or excessive uncleanliness. If the unit is not returned in this condition, the Tenant agrees to a $500 cleaning fee, plus a removal fee of $250 for each piece of furniture that may have been left behind. Tenant agrees this will be considered a part of lawful rent.
Notice for Fixed Term: Tenant must give notice at least 60 days before the end of the lease. The termination date cannot be before the last day of the fixed term. If you do not give notice, the tenancy continues.
Notice for Monthly: Tenant must give at least 60 days’ notice and the termination date has to be the last day of a rental month.
The tenant agrees to notify the landlord in writing together with the tenant’s notice to terminate the tenancy(Form N11), 60 days prior to the lease expiry for his intention to vacate or to renew that said lease. should the Tenant renew the lease for an additional year, the rent shall be subject to increase as per the landlord and tenant act.
If a notice of termination has been given by either the landlord or tenant or there is an agreement to terminate the lease, the Tenant agrees to allow the landlord or his authorized agent to enter the unit for inspection or show the unit to a potential new tenant/buyer between 8 a.m and 8 p.m. Whenever possible advanced notice by phone/email/text message will be given to the Tenants.
Tenant covenants with the Landlord to abide by the rules and regulations of the complex and not to do or cause anything to be done which may be deemed to be disturbing other Tenants.
The Tenant shall not cause or permit any persistent noise or unwanted sound or interference which is disturbing to the comfort or reasonable enjoyment of the Rental Unit or any part of the residential complex by the Landlord or any other Tenant.
Quiet Enjoyment: The Tenant may live in and use the apartment without interference subject to this lease. The Tenant may not disturb the quiet enjoyment of any other Tenant in the building or surrounding neighbors. Noise control is in effect 24 hours a day 365 days a year, however, there is also an additional building quiet hours that The Tenant is responsible for adhering to.
Quiet Hours are defined as 10:00 pm – 8:00 am Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 PM to 8:00 AM Friday to Saturday. During these times, noise should not be heard in a habitable room in a neighbor’s residence.
Amplified Sound / Musical Instruments: No person shall emit or cause or permit the emission of continuous amplified sound, or musical instruments measured with a sound level meter exceeding 50 dB(A) or 65 dB(C) during defined Quiet Hours or 55 dB(A) or 70 dB(C) outside of defined Quiet Hours.
Violation: A Quiet Enjoyment violation is considered any amount of transmitted sound that can be measured outside the unit above 60 dB. If the Tenant violates the quiet hour’s policy on three separate documented occasions, the Tenant is in violation of the lease agreement. The Landlord reserves the right to charge the Tenant a penalty of $400 and/or evict the Tenant on the grounds that the Tenant substantially interferes with the reasonable enjoyment of other Tenants or the Landlord, the decision of which is the sole right of the Landlord.
Exceptions: Building common area equipment such as the Laundry Machine. Landlord or agents of the Landlord performing maintenance activities that are required for the safety or operation of the building and its units.
The Tenant agrees that the Landlord may use the email addresses of the Tenant for all official notices, including any Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) forms, rent increases, and entry notices. N4, N7, N11, L1, L2, L9, and any other form requiring notice to the mailing address shall be deemed as delivered if sent via email to the Tenant.
The Tenant shall not bring or store or permit the bringing or storage of any contaminants or noxious, dangerous, or toxic substances into or upon the Rental Unit or the residential complex. If a question arises about a contaminate or a noxious, dangerous, or toxic substance, such a question will be answered having regard to Ontario or federal law, or by a person whom the Landlord believes to be an expert qualified to determine the question.
Occupancy – Each Unit may be used only as a single-family dwelling. If the unit is also used as a home office by the resident, the Landlord may place restrictions on client/customer, employee, or related services traffic.
Tenant agrees the demised property shall be used by the Tenant, Tenant agrees as to the condition of the lease not to sublet, assign, or take in any border, or Guest without the written consent of the Landlord. Tenant Conducting any type of business (including child care services) in the apartment unit or apartment community is prohibited.
No unlawful, offensive, improper, or immoral use may be made of any Unit of the Building. The Tenant must strictly observe all municipal and other zoning ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations of all governmental regulatory agencies.
No auction, estate, or garage sale may be held in any of the units or on common elements without the express permission of the Landlord.
No portion of a Unit may be partitioned or divided for any other use except the use of a single-family residence. Units may not be sub-divided.
Occupancy for the leased Unit may not exceed 2 adults and 2 children residents, or 3 adult residents at any time.
Short-Term Rentals: Home sharing and short-term rentals present an undue risk of danger to residents and to the short-term rental tenants themselves. The Tenant may not sublet Premises in whole or in part or assign this Lease without the prior written consent of Landlord which consent may be withheld for any reason or for no reason. This Lease shall create the relationship of the Landlord and Tenant between the parties hereto. Tenant is specifically prohibited from offering all or part of the Premises for short-term rentals such as through Airbnb, VRBO, or other such sites or programs, regardless of any local laws that may be or have been enacted. Any advertising or online postings, as well as actual rentals of the Premises to vacation or short-term guests, shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement. Any person who is not a Tenant, as defined herein or in the Lease, who occupies any portion of the Premises, for any period of time whatsoever, for any compensation or consideration whatsoever (including, without limitation, the payment of money and/or trade and/or barter of other goods, services, or property occupancy rights) is NOT a guest, and such occupancy constitutes unauthorized subletting or assignment which is a substantial and material breach of this Agreement.
The Tenant shall not, in or on any portion of the Rental Unit or residential complex, install wallpaper upon, paint or permit the painting of, any wall, ceiling, floor, or fixture; erect or permit the erection of any structure; or make or permit any other changes or alterations, without the prior written consent of the Landlord.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, there shall also be no spikes, nails, hooks, screws, or stick-on hangers put into or upon any woodwork, wall, or trim in the Rental Unit or residential complex. The Tenant is responsible for the repair of any damage caused or to return the unit to the uniform standard condition of the building.
The Tenant shall not use or install any adhesive products or self-adhesive products, including but not limited to self-adhesive picture hangers, clothes hooks, refrigerator decorations, and bathroom decals, in any common area of the residential complex, and the Tenant is responsible for the repair of any damage caused by the use of such products within the Rental Unit.
Parking Space and Storage
It is understood that the monthly rental may include the use of a parking spot(s), Zero storage locker(s), and all common elements. 60 Days notice will be necessary if the Tenant wishes to change this parking arrangement during which time parking fees will still be due as lawful rent. The rental of the parking spot(s) will be in addition to the monthly rental and be considered a part of lawful rent.
Automobiles shall only be parked in spaces that the Landlord may designate from time to time and the Landlord shall have the right to reassign such spaces from time to time in its sole discretion. The Tenant shall provide the Landlord with all information that the Landlord may require to identify the Tenant’s automobile and the Tenant shall affix to the automobile such identification as the Landlord may designate from time to time. The Tenant shall not assign or sublet any parking space to another person.
Any parking space allotted to the Tenant by the Landlord may be used only for the purpose of parking one automobile which is regularly operated by the Tenant. It is agreed and understood that the Tenant shall not park or store anywhere in the residential complex any additional automobile, any automobile which has been abandoned or is inoperable or does not bear any valid license permit, or a commercial vehicle (including a taxi or limousine), recreational vehicle, trailer, boat, or other objects.
Bicycles may be stored only in areas specifically designated by the Landlord. If the Tenant parks or stores any automobile or object that is prohibited by this clause, the Landlord shall have the right to remove said automobile or object from the residential complex at the Tenant’s risk and expense. No action shall lie against the Landlord in replevin, conversion, damages, or otherwise as a consequence of such removal.
There shall be no repairs, cleaning, washing, or maintenance of any vehicle carried out anywhere
within the residential complex, including in any designated parking area or parking space.
Oil, fluid, or other leaks in the parking spots or parking lot as a result of the Tenant, visitor, or guest vehicle are the responsibility of the Tenant. Costs associated with cleanup, repair, or removal will be at the risk and expense of the Tenant, and the Tenant agrees the cost will be added as lawful rent. Vehicles may be temporarily suspended from parking in the assigned parking spot until repaired and fees associated with the rental of the parking spot will still be owed as lawful rent by the Tenant.
The Tenant shall keep the Rental Unit free from vermin, ants, and pests. The best way to do this is to limit access of pests to conditions that encourage pest infestations such as food, garbage/refuse, water, and sweet/sticky substances. The Tenant shall report infestations or conditions that might encourage infestation to the Landlord.
Clean up dirty dishes – The Tenant shall minimize leftover food and dirty dishes as they are an instant attractant to pests and should be cleaned up promptly.
Sweep and Vaccum regularly – The Tenant should regularly sweep and vacuum the floor as it eliminates stray food crumbs that may go unnoticed. Keeping the floors clean in areas where food is consumed is essential in preventing pests.
Wipe down common surfaces – Pests are attracted to both food and sticky/sweet substances resulting from spills in and around the unit. Tenant shall wipe down counters, workbenches, and other surfaces with cleaning products or 50% Water, 50% vinegar solution to ensure that pests are not attracted by spills.
Store food in sealed containers – The Tenant must store food in sealed, air-tight containers to prevent access of pests to food sources.
Wipe down damp areas – Pests prefer damp areas such as the bathroom, kitchen, and window areas. The Tenant shall keep these areas dry after use to prevent mold and pests. The Tenant shall use exhaust fans provided in the kitchen and bathroom when using these areas to assist in keeping the areas dry, but also needs to wipe down excess water or spills.
Potted plants – Potted plants should not be overwatered, and varieties are chosen that do not support aphids and scales or other pests.
Sealing off cracks – If the Tenant notices a crack or area to be sealed, they should let the Landlord know so that it can be caulked if possible.
Refuse and garbage – Tenant shall limit the amount of refuse, recycling, organic garbage, and trash in the rental unit.
In the event that vermin, ants, or pest control treatment are necessary for the Rental Unit, the Tenant shall carry out all protocols for preparation of the Rental Unit for such treatment as directed by the Landlord or its vermin or pest control contractor and the Tenant shall be responsible for the cost of any fees or charges incurred by the Landlord or charged by its vermin or pest control contractor as a result of the Tenant’s failure to adequately comply with such preparation protocols, including any refusal to permit vermin or pest control treatment in the Rental Unit. The Tenant shall not refuse entry into the Rental Unit by the Landlord or its vermin or pest control contractor for the purpose of treating the Rental Unit for the eradication of vermin or pests.
In the event that vermin or pest control treatment is required in the Rental Unit as a result of any willful or negligent conduct including not cleaning up spills, keeping food or fruit out, not taking care of spoilage, removal of garbage, etc. of the Tenant, an occupant, or any person permitted in the Rental Unit by the Tenant or an occupant, then the Tenant is responsible for the costs of such vermin or pest control treatment, as charged by the Landlord’s vermin or pest control contractor.
Tenant agrees to keep no pets of any kind on the premises for during any point in their Tenancy without the prior written consent of the Landlord which may be unreasonably withheld. If an agreement has been reached, a further agreement is required before additional Pet(s) are to be allowed on premises. Tenant understands that currently, pets pose an issue to current residents of the building.
The Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) shall not permit any type of animal or a number of animals on, in, or about the Rented Premises in contravention with the City By-laws.
The Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) shall indemnify and save the Landlord harmless from any claims arising from injury to any person or damage to any property in the Rented Premises as a result of the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) or the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) guest(s) bringing any animal, including but not limited to dogs, cats, birds, fish, and reptiles into the Rented Premises or, in or about the buildings wherein the Rented Premises are situated. Failure by the Landlord to enforce this provision is not deemed a waiver of this provision and the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) hereby acknowledges that the Landlord is not stopped from enforcing this Provision at any time. Furthermore, the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) hereby accepts liability for any and all claims and actions initiated by the Landlord, another Tenant(s), future Tenant(s), or any other person for any injury to any person or damage to any property in or about the Rented Premises as a result of the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) or the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) guest(s) bringing any animal including but not limited to dogs, cats, birds, fish, and reptiles into the Rented Premises or in or about the building where the Rented Premises are situated.
The Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) shall collect and properly dispose of all feces deposits on, in, or about the residential complex and shall not allow Pet(s) to urinate on, in, or about the common areas of the residential complex.
Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) will diligently maintain cleanliness of litter boxes as well as the Pet(s) sleeping and feeding areas.
The Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) must not leave animal waste inside their properties, unless the animal is a caged pet or trained to use a litter box. Litter boxes must be cleaned regularly (at minimum twice a week) and the waste put in a sealed disposable bag, and then thrown into the outdoor waste bin. Any waste from Pet(s) must be removed immediately from the common areas of the complex and disposed of safely and hygienically using a sealed disposable bag, that is then thrown into the outdoor waste bin.
The Pet(s) will be allowed out of the Tenant(s) or Occupant(s) unit only under the complete control of a responsible human companion and on a hand-held leash or in a pet carrier.
Any damage to the exterior or interior of the premises, grounds, flooring, walls, trim, finish, tiles, carpeting, fixtures or any stains, etc., caused by the Pet(s) will be the full financial responsibility of the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) and that the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) agrees to pay all costs involved in the restoration of such items to its original condition. If because of any such stains, etc., said damage is such that it cannot be removed, then Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) hereby agrees to pay the full expense of replacement of such items. For replacement of items such as flooring expenses may include having to remove or cut baseboard to access floor, removal of affected flooring, replacement of stained/molded/damaged underpadding layer, replacement of removed floor boards, and then replacement and painting of removed baseboards. These expenses can add up very quickly. With this in mind, prevention of stains and odors is a recommended approach, and may include activities such as regular cleaning, steam mopping, vacuuming, fast cleanup of animal waste, use of enzyme based cleaners (instead of ammonia or vinegar which can cause Pet(s) to mark their space) etc.
The Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) are responsible for the health and welfare of their Pet(s) and will provide adequate and regular veterinary care, as well as ample food and water, and will not leave Pet(s) unattended for any undue length of time or while they are away without clear arrangements made for their care.
Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) will ensure Pet(s) are vaccinated and regularly treated for fleas, and worms (if appropriate). Tenant(s) may be required to provide evidence of this from their veterinarians.
Tenant(s) must not keep pets they intent to breed or sell.
Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) will prevent the Pet(s) from engaging in behaviors or creating excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors, including, but not limited to, barking, meowing, jumping, clawing, and running.
If there is reasonable cause to believe an emergency situation exists with respect to the Pet(s), and if efforts to contact the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) and are unsuccessful, the Landlord or Landlord’s agents may contact the local animal control authority and assist its staff in entering the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s)’s apartment. Examples of an emergency situation include suspected abuse, abandonment, fire or other disaster, or any prolonged disturbance. If it becomes necessary for the Pet(s) to be boarded, any and all costs incurred will be the sole responsibility of the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s).
That the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s) agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Landlord and Landlord’s agents against all liability, judgments, expenses (including attorney’s fees), or claims by third parties for any injury to any person or damage to property of any kind whatsoever caused by the Tenant(s) and or Occupant(s)’s Pet(s).
Tenant(s) with pets agree to have the floors and surfaces professionally cleaned before they move out, including ozone, steam, and other appropriate treatments or pay the cost of the cleaning at whatever rates apply at that time.
The Landlord and Tenant agree that a breach of the pet policy Rules and/or clauses in this document shall constitute a serious breach of this tenancy agreement.
Water should not be left running unless in actual use. The tenant shall notify the Landlord of any leaks, running toilet, or similar waste of resources as soon as possible.
Sinks, toilets, showers & bathtubs must not be used for purposes other than the flow of water. No grease, sweepings, garbage, rubbish, ashes, or other substances should be poured down drains. The accumulation of grease poured down kitchen drains leads to blockages and unsanitary conditions throughout the building. Repair to de-clog due to this type of negligence will be at the Tenant’s expense.
Tenants may not keep tanks, pools, waterbeds, or any other container exceeding a capacity of 15L (4 gallons)
Preventative Inspection Schedule
The Landlord and Tenant hereby agree to regular preventative inspections by the Landlord or agent on behalf of the Landlord to assess and document conditions that may encourage pests or mold and to document safety or by-law concerns. If action is necessary by the Tenant, the Tenant agrees that such action if urgent should be completed within 24 hours and if non-urgent within seven (7) days. The Landlord will provide notice of entry for these inspections.
Rent is due on the 1st of the month regardless of when the date falls. This policy includes holidays and weekends.
If Rent is not received in full by midnight on the day it is due it is considered late. Discounts on lawful rent will not apply on late rent and the full lawful rent will become due at that time.
Rent may be paid via cash, cheque, or Interac e-mail transfer directly to the e-mail address of the Landlord.
If a Rent payment is mailed, the Tenant should mail it in advance so that it gets to the Landlord by the due date. The Tenant should allow at least five days for delivery.
If a Tenant’s rent cheque is returned NSF, the Tenant is responsible for the charges the Landlord has to pay to the bank, plus an administrative charge of $20.
Rent receipts are available on request from the landlord, please allow at least 20 business days for processing.
For Tenants using a rental guarantor and/or credit building service (ex. SingleKey):
The Tenant agrees to obtain and keep in full force and effect the rental guarantor service (SingleKey) during the entire period of the tenancy and any renewal thereof, at the Tenant’s sole cost and expense.
The Tenant shall maintain the cleanliness of the windows.
The Tenant must not disable or remove the window limiter device at any time, unless in an emergency requiring the window to be used as a method of egress (see personal security and safety).
The Tenant may not keep their windows open if the unit is not occupied (see personal security and safety).
Cold Temperatures – The Tenant should not open windows for any length of time when the outdoor temperature is below 5 degrees Celcius. The cold air can cause the water to freeze inside the radiator, and/or the supply or return pipes in the walls, and can cause it to burst, or stop operating, even if the window is open just a crack. Damage or issues to radiators, pipes, or property in the Building related to windows being opened by Tenant, Visitor, or Guest will be the responsibility of the Tenant. If a window is found open during such cold temperatures, and the Tenant cannot be contacted, and it is causing an issue for the central heating system, it may be necessary for the Landlord to enter the unit for the purposes of protecting the heating system and closing the window(s). The Landlord and Tenant agree this is a reasonable entry due to the nature of the central heating system in use at the building.
No awnings, shades, flower boxes, aerials, satellite dishes, or other items shall be erected over or placed upon outside windows, doors, balconies, or patios.
No mops, brooms, dusters, rugs, or bedding shall be shaken or beaten from any window. No hanging or drying of clothes or rags or other drying/airing of items is permitted from the windows.
No objects or substances whatsoever shall be dropped, thrown, propelled, or projected from the Rental Unit, and the Tenant shall not permit such an act.
The Tenant shall not operate or use, or permit the operation or use, of any drone or other remote-controlled aerial device from or on the Rental Unit’s windows, or from or within any other part of the residential complex.
Where drapes and drapery tracks are provided by the Landlord, they shall not be removed. Where drapes are supplied by the Tenant, the side of the drapes facing the exterior of the building shall be of a light, neutral color. Window treatments must be white or off-white curtains, vertical blinds, drapery liners and shutters must appear white or off-white from the exterior.
No adhesive, sticker, tint, insulating or reflective materials, or coverings may be placed on any window. Blankets, bed linen, flags, and tablecloths are not considered appropriate window coverings. Foil, newspaper, cardboard, and/or any other coverings are not permitted.
The Tenant shall not install or permit the installation over or placement on any windows or doors any flags, sheets, towels, metal, adhesive, sticker, or other similar items which, in the sole opinion of the Landlord affect the appearance or are determinantal to the appearance of the building.
No signs, advertisements, or notices shall be posted or inscribed on or in any part of the residential complex by the Tenant, except with the Landlord’s consent, in a place designated by the Landlord.
Smoking, Vaping, E-Cig, and Cannabis
Due to the known health risks of exposure to second-hand smoke, increased risk of fire, and increased maintenance costs:
a) The Tenant and any occupants of the premises and, including without limitation, any resident, guest, business invitee, or visitor shall not smoke anywhere in or upon the premises rented by the Tenant, the building where Tenent’s premises are located or in any of the common areas or adjoining grounds of such building. This prohibition includes all residential units within the building, all commercial units within the building, all balconies and patios, enclosed common areas, as well as outside within 9 meters (29.5 feet) of doorways, operable windows, and air intakes.
b) For the purposes of this provision, the term “smoking” or “smoke” shall include the inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying of any tobacco, cannabis, candles, scented fragrances including plug-ins, incense, lighted cigarette, lighted cannabis cigarette, cigar, pipe, vape, oil, marijuana, cannabis, shisha, hookah pipe or other lighted smoking implements, or similar product designed to burn tobacco or any other substance, or that creates odor, including without limitation cannabis as defined in the Cannabis Act, SC 2018 c16 as amended from time to time for the purpose of inhaling or tasting of its emission. Contravention of this provision shall be deemed to be a material breach of the lease and grounds for termination of the lease
c) “Business invitee” shall include but is not limited to any contractor, agent, household worker, or other person hired by the Tenant or resident to provide a service or product to the Tenant or resident.
The Tenant shall not cultivate, grow, produce, purchase, sell, distribute, smoke, or consume any cannabis plant or product within the Rental Unit or residential complex.
No Tenant, resident, guest, or visitor shall injure, harass, threaten, annoy or initiate any defamatory, threatening, hateful or discriminatory statement or action or participate in any illegal or harmful conduct toward any Tenant/resident, Landlord, employee, manager, or agent or servant of the Building. Harassment means any oral or written statement, action, or behavior that is intimidating, threatening, violent, or which causes physical or psychological harm, fear, humiliation, or embarrassment, objectively determined on a reasonable basis. This means any statement, action, or behavior which a person knows or reasonably ought to know would be unwelcome and offensive. This includes any verbal abuse, insulting comment, joke or gesture, conduct, or touching or contrary to any of the grounds of workplace harassment or sexual harassment as set out in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Tenant will arrange to have utility accounts transferred into their personal names effective the lease commencement date of this agreement to lease and provide evidence of such transfer to Landlord before lease commencement date.
Electricity must be set up immediately and directly with Alectra / Enersource. Please call 905-273-7425, speak to billing, let them know you are the new tenant. Unit Number: <Your Unit Number>, Service Location: 253 Lakeshore Road East. Premise #: 4236400236.
Hot Water Heater payments are included in current lawful rent. If service costs change, the increase or decrease will be adjusted to lawful rent and paid by the Tenant.