LEASE Unit 8: Residential lease contracts and the Rental Housing Act
Rental Housing Act: • [Note: The RHA does not apply to commercial leases – leases between juristic persons] • Some of the main features of the Act are: (a) it regulates relations between landlords and tenants; and (b) it makes provision for the creation of provincial rental housing tribunals, to hear complaints concerning unfair practices between landlords and tenants. (c) The common-law of lease remains the principal source of the rights and obligations between landlord and tenant as the Act is not a codification of the common-law but the RHA does contain certain of the common-law rights and obligations.
Rental Housing Act (continued) • The RHA lays down extensive procedural and formal requirements that must be observed by the parties (minimum requirements of lease – content) and which cannot be excluded by agreement: (a) a joint inspection of the property by the parties before the tenant takes occupation to ascertain the existence of defects.
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- Fall '18
- landlord, Leasehold estate, Rental agreement