Effective April 30, 2018, the provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing implemented a standard lease template for all new leases. Landlords of most private residential rental units – from individual landlords to property management companies – must now use the standard lease template for all new leases.
The Trusts Committee now requires that all leases, new or renewals, be put on the new form of standard provincial lease and continue to follow the usual Canon 6 approvals process.
1. Please refer to section 11 re: Tenant’s Insurance. The tenant must have their own insurance at all times.
2. Please refer to section 15 re Additional Terms, which specifies the mandatory insurance coverage required. Include the ‘Additional Terms’ as an attachment to the Lease Agreement.
Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities remain the same under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA).
For full details, please see: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18704.aspx
For NEW Lease Agreements:
– Contact your Area Bishop’s office for a “Letter of Support”, including a copy of your vestry resolution (as per Canon 6), an UNSIGNED copy of the lease agreement along with a copy of the Tenant’s Certificate of Insurance. Please also include the Property Resources Department with this request.
– Email an UNSIGNED copy of the agreement along with a copy of the Tenant’s Certificate of Insurance directly to the Property Resources Department.
Mandatory Insurance: Please refer to the Finance Department Insurance page on this website.
If it becomes necessary to terminate a residential tenancy agreement, please consult the appropriate section of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c.17. The Landlord and Tenant Board should also be consulted.
All other forms of Lease Agreements must also be approved by Diocesan Council in accordance with Canon 6.
For more information, please contact David Badian, Director of Property Resources, 416-363-6021 ext. 245 (1-800-668-8932).