Termination of A Residential Tenancy

Termination of A Residential Tenancy

There are many ways in which a residential tenancy can be terminated. In some cases, it is as simple as both the Tenant and Landlord agreeing that the tenancy should come to an end on a certain date. Regardless of which way you decide to pursue, it is always recommended that any agreement reached between the parties be completed in writing and signed by both the Landlord and the Tenant.

Though the above situation is ideal, terminating a tenancy is not always agreed upon by both parties.

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Rent

Rent

Rent for a vacant unit is negotiated between a Landlord and a person looking to rent the vacant unit. Negotiation will also determine which services (such as hydro or parking) are included. Once the tenancy begins, rules in the Residential Tenancies Act apply. Receipts for rent are only required

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Abandoned Unit

Abandoned Unit

If a Tenant does not give notice that he or she is leaving, but the Landlord believes the Tenant left the rental unit, the Landlord should make a reasonable effort to contact the Tenant to determine whether the Tenant has left. If the Landlord is unable to reach the tenant

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Maintenance

Maintenance

It is the Landlord’s responsibility to keep the unit in a good state of repair and ensure that the unit complies with health, safety, housing, and maintenance standards. It makes no difference whether the Tenant was aware of a problem when the Tenant agreed to rent the unit.

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How can a paralegal help you?

How can a paralegal help you?

A paralegal can provide you with legal advice concerning your legal interests, rights, or responsibilities with respect to a proceeding; draft documents for use in a proceeding; and negotiate on your behalf should you find yourself party to a proceeding.

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Assigning Versus Subletting a Unit

Assigning Versus Subletting a Unit

Assigning a unit means that the Tenant has permanently moved out of the unit and transferred the tenancy to another person. Terms of the original rental agreement remain the same (the amount of the rent and what services are included, etc.) and the new tenant is obligated to the landlord

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