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Guide for Residential Condominium Landlords

Tenants and landlords need to understand their legal rights, responsibilities and how to resolve potential issues.

About the guide

As a landlord you have rights under the Condominium Act and the Residential Tenancies Act. These two laws are complicated and the interplay between them can sometimes lead to confusion and misunderstandings.

This guide has been developed to help landlords understand and navigate the unique features of renting out a residential condo unit. Landlords can use these guides to learn about how renting a condo unit is unique.


Renting your condo unit

Before you lease a condo there are various things you need to know. The first section of the guide covers the following topics:


  • Before you rent your condo unit and things to consider
  • About the Condo Act, The Residential Tenancies Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code
  • The roles of the Condo Authority, the Condo Tribunal, the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Condominium Management Regulatory of Ontario
  • What is a condo
  • How renting a condo unit is different
  • How to know if the unit you want to rent is a condo
  • Tenancy agreements, security of tenure and termination of tenancy


Common questions about renting a condo unit

This section provides answers to questions about renting a condo unit such as:


  • Information about tenants
  • Rent, key, security and damage deposits
  • Rent increases
  • Rules for pets
  • Insurance
  • Guests or roommates
  • Selling the unit


When you rent your condo unit

Once you have rented your condo unit you will need to know what’s next. This section of the guide covers the following topics:


  • Things to do after your rent your unit
  • Things you should give your tenant
  • What you must notify your tenant about
  • What to do when your tenant moves in and moves out


Condo rental living

Condo rental living is different. This section of the guide covers the following topics:


  • Tenant & landlord rights and responsibilities
  • Compliance with governing documents
  • Use of the common elements
  • Entry to the unit
  • Rent increases
  • Changes, damages and repairs to the unit
  • Paying the landlord’s common expenses fees
  • Receiving a CAT notice


Issues and references

This section of the guide covers what to do and who to contact if you have a condo living related issue or any other type of issue.


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