What do I require to rent a property?
What lease do you use?
What is a “fixed term” lease?
When can a landlord enter the premises I am renting?
If a tenant has given the landlord consent, either verbally or in writing, the landlord may enter the premises at any time. No notice is required.The landlord may enter the residential premises without permission only if the landlord has given the tenant a written notice at least 24 hours before the time of entry. The notice has to be in writing, be signed by the landlord or agent and state the reason, date and time of entry.
The landlord can give notice to enter to do repairs or to inspect the state of repair of the premises, take necessary steps to control pests, show the premises to prospective purchasers or mortgagees, show the premises to prospective tenants after the landlord or tenant has given notice to end a tenancy or in the final month of a fixed-term tenancy
The tenant does not have to be present when the landlord enters the premises since the landlord has the right to enter as long as proper notice has been provided.
The landlord may enter the premises without permission and without giving proper notice to the tenant if the landlord has reason to believe there is an emergency or when the landlord has reason to believe that the tenant has abandoned the premises.
How much can a landlord collect for a security deposit?
How do I get my security deposit back?
When the tenant gives up possession of the property (which is usually when the tenant gives the keys back to the landlord), the landlord has 10 days to deliver a statement of account to the tenant. “Deliver” means the landlord must put the statement in the mail to the tenant in 10 days. It does not mean the tenant has to receive it within 10 days.
The statement of account sets out the original security deposit amount; any interest being paid; the reason for and amount of any deductions; and the amount of the security deposit being returned to the tenant. If the landlord is returning some or all of the security deposit to the tenant, the landlord will include a cheque along with the statement.
Ocassionally the landlord will need to obtain pricing for repairs or cleaning which may take longer than 10 days. In this case, the landlord will provided a statement of account within 10 days with estimates for an deductions, and then provide a final statement of account within 30 days of the tenant giving up possession, along with a cheque for the returned portion of the security deposit.