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Residential Tenancies Act
Statutes of Ontario, 2006, chapter 17

All amendments have been incorporated into this document.
 

A proclamation has been issued naming January 31, 2007 as the day on which ss. 1-136 and 139-246 come into force.

Amended by: 2006, c. 17, s.261.


This is an unofficial version of Government of Ontario legal materials. It is up-to-date as of January 31, 2007

For for previous (now repealed) laws, go to:
Tenant Protection Act, 1997, which was in effect from June 17 1998 to January 30, 2007, or the
Rent Control Act, 1992 which was in effect from August 10, 1992 to June 16, 1998.


   
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
PART I - INTRODUCTION
1. Purposes of Act 2. Interpretation
3. Application of Act 4. Provisions conflicting with Act void
5. Exemptions from Act 6. Other exemptions
7. Exemptions related to social, etc., housing 8. Rent geared-to-income
9. Application to determine issues
 
PART II - TENANCY AGREEMENTS
10. Selecting prospective tenants 11. Information to be provided by landlord
12. Tenancy agreement 13. Commencement of tenancy
14. "No pet" provisions void 15. Acceleration clause void
16. Minimize losses 17. Covenants interdependent
18. Covenants running with land 19. Frustrated contracts
 
PART III - RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORDS
20. Landlord's responsibility to repair 21. Landlord's responsibility re services
22. Landlord not to interfere with reasonable enjoyment 23. Landlord not to harass, etc.
24. Changing locks 25. Privacy
26. Entry without notice 27. Entry with notice
28. Entry by canvassers 29. Tenant applications
30. Order, repair, comply with standards 31. Other orders re s. 29
32. Eviction with termination order
 
PART IV - RESPONSIBILITIES OF TENANTS
33. Tenant's responsibility for cleanliness 34. Tenant's responsibility for repair of damage
35. Changing locks 36. Tenant not to harass, etc.
 
PART V - SECURITY OF TENURE AND TERMINATION OF TENANCIES
Security of Tenure
37. Termination only in accordance with Act 38. Deemed renewal where no notice
39. Restriction on recovery of possession 40. Distress abolished
41. Disposal of abandoned property if unit vacated 42. Disposal of property, unit abandoned
Notice of Termination - General
43. Notice of termination 44. Period of notice
45. Effect of payment 46. Where notice void
Notice by Tenant
47. Tenantís notice to terminate, end of period or term
Notice by Landlord at End of Period or Term
48. Notice, landlord personally, etc., requires unit 49. Notice, purchaser personally requires unit
50. Notice, demolition, conversion or repairs 51. Conversion to condominium, security of tenure
52. Compensation, demolition or conversion 53. Tenant's right of first refusal, repair or renovation
54. Tenant's right to compensation, repair or renovation 55. Tenant's right to compensation, severance
56. Security of tenure, severance, subdivision 57. Former tenant's application where notice given in bad faith
58. Notice at end of term or period, additional grounds
Notice by Landlord Before End of Period or Term
59. Non-payment of rent 60. Termination for cause, misrepresentation of income
61. Termination for cause, illegal act 62. Termination for cause, damage
63. Termination for cause, damage, shorter notice period 64. Termination for cause, reasonable enjoyment
65. Termination for cause, reasonable enjoyment of landlord in small building 66. Termination for cause, act impairs safety
67. Termination for cause, too many persons 68. Notice of termination, further contravention
Application by Landlord - After Notice of Termination
69. Application by landlord 70. No application during remedy period
71. Immediate application 72. Landlord or purchaser personally requires premises
73. Demolition, conversion, repairs 74. Non-payment of rent
75. Illegal act 76. Application based on animals
Application by Landlord - No Notice of Termination
77. Agreement to terminate, tenant's notice 78. Application based on previous order, mediated settlement
79. Abandonment of rental unit
Eviction Orders
80. Effective date of order 81. Expiry date of order
82. Tenant issues in application for non-payment of rent 83. Power of Board, eviction
84. Expedited eviction order 85. Effect of eviction order
Compensation for Landlord
86. Compensation, unit not vacated 87. Application
88. Arrears of rent when tenant abandons or vacates without notice 89. Compensation for damage
90. Compensation, misrepresentation of income
Death of Tenant
91. Death of tenant 92. Landlord may dispose of property
Superintendent's Premises
93. Termination of tenancy 94. Application to Board
 
PART VI - ASSIGNMENT, SUBLETTING AND UNAUTHORIZED OCCUPANCY
95. Assignment of tenancy 96. Tenant's notice to terminate, refusal of assignment
97. Subletting rental unit 98. Tenant application
99. Tenant's notice, application re subtenant 100. Unauthorized occupancy
101. Overholding subtenant 102. Compensation, overholding subtenant
103. Compensation, unauthorized occupant 104. Assignment without consent
 
PART VII - RULES RELATING TO RENT
General Rules
105. Security deposits, limitation 106. Rent deposit may be required
107. Rent deposit, prospective tenant 108. Post-dated cheques, etc.
109. Receipt for payment
General Rules Governing Amount of Rent
110. Landlord's duty, rent increases 111. Landlord not to charge more than lawful rent
112. Lawful rent when this section comes into force 113. Lawful rent for new tenant
114. Notice to new tenant, order under par. 6, 7 or 8 of s. 30 (1) in effect 115. Application by new tenant
Notice of Rent Increase
116. Notice of rent increase required 117. Compliance by landlord, no notice required
118. Deemed acceptance where no notice of termination
12-Month Rule
119. 12-month rule
Guideline
120. Guideline increase
Agreements to Increase or Decrease Rent
121. Agreement 122. Tenant application
123. Additional services, etc. 124. Coerced agreement void
125. Decrease in services, etc.
Landlord Application for Rent Increase
126. Application for above guideline increase 127. Two ordered increases
Reductions of Rent
128. Utilities 129. Capital expenditures
130. Reduction in services 131. Municipal taxes
132. Application for variation 133. Application, reduction in municipal taxes
Illegal Additional Charges
134. Additional charges prohibited
Reductions of Rent
135. Money collected illegally 136. Rent deemed lawful
 
PART VIII - SMART METERS AND APPORTIONMENT OF UTILITY COSTS
137. Smart meters 138. Apportionment of utility costs
 
PART IX - CARE HOMES
Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants
139. Agreement required 140. Information to tenant
141. Tenancy agreement: consultation, cancellation 142. Entry to check condition of tenant
143. Assignment, subletting in care homes 144. Notice of termination
145. Termination, care homes 146. Notice of termination, demolition, conversion or repairs
147. External care providers
Transferring Tenancy
148. Transferring tenancy
Rules Related to Rent and Other Charges
149. Rent in care home 150. Notice of increased charges
151. Certain charges permitted
 
PART X - MOBILE HOME PARKS AND LAND LEASE COMMUNITIES
General
152. Application 153. Interpretation
Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants
154. Park rules 155. Information about property assessment
156. Tenant's right to sell, etc. 157. Landlord's right of first refusal
158. Advertising a sale 159. Assignment
160. Restraint of trade prohibited 161. Responsibility of landlord
Termination of Tenancies
162. Mobile home abandoned 163. Death of mobile home owner
164. Termination under s. 50
Rules Related to Rent and Other Charges
165. Assignment of existing tenancy agreement 166. Entrance and exit fees limited
167. Increased capital expenditures
 
PART XI - THE LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD
168. Board 169. Composition
170. Chair and vice-chair 171. Quorum
172. Conflict of interest 173. Expiry of term
174. Power to determine law and fact 175. Members, mediators not compellable
176. Rules and Guidelines Committee 177. Information on rights and obligations
178. Employees 179. Professional assistance
180. Reports 181. Board may set, charge fees
182. Fee refunded, review
 
PART XII - BOARD PROCEEDINGS
183. Expeditious procedures 184. SPPA applies
185. Form of application 186. Combining applications
187. Parties 188. Service
189. Notice by Board 190. Board may extend, shorten time
191. How notice or document given 192. How notice or document given to Board
193. Time 194. Board may mediate
195. Money paid to Board 196. Board may refuse to proceed if money owing
197. Where Board may dismiss 198. Joinder and severance of applications
199. Application severed 200. Amendment and withdrawal of applications
201. Other powers of Board 202. Findings of Board
203. Determinations related to housing assistance 204. Conditions in order
205. Order payment 206. Agreement to settle matter
207. Monetary jurisdiction; deduction of rent; interest 208. Notice of decision
209. Order final, binding 210. Appeal rights
211. Board may appeal Court decision 212. Substantial compliance sufficient
213. Electronic documents 214. Contingency fees, limitation
 
PART XIII - MUNICIPAL VITAL SERVICES BY-LAWS
215. Definition 216. By-laws respecting vital services
217. Notice by supplier 218. Inspection
219. Services by municipality 220. Appeal
221. Payments transferred 222. Use of money
223. Immunity
 
PART XIV - MAINTENANCE STANDARDS
224. Prescribed standards and complaints 225. Inspectorís work order
226. Review of work order
 
PART XV - ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
227. Duties of Minister 228. Delegation
229. Investigators and inspectors 230. Inspections
231. Warrant 232. Protection from personal liability
 
PART XVI - OFFENCES
233. Offences requiring knowledge 234. Other offences
235. Harassment, interference with reasonable enjoyment 236. Attempts
237. Directors and officers 238. Penalties
239. Limitation 240. Evidence
 
PART XVII - REGULATIONS
241. Regulations
 
PART XVIII - TRANSITION
242. Applications made under Tenant Protection Act, 1997 243. Proceedings before other bodies under earlier legislation
244. Orders, etc., under former Act 245. Information from former Rent Registry
246. Use of certain forms


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