Standard Rules and Conditions for Rental Units

Please read the rules and conditions below.
They must all be acceptable to you in order to satisfy the landlords we represent.
If you do not agree to all of them, we regrettably cannot meet your tenant requirements and must decline to rent to you.

Please find another rental unit that will better suit your needs.
1. No Smoking
Smoking of any kind (e.g. cigarette, marijuana, vape, cigar, pipe) is prohibited inside any area of the rental.
Smoking, if at all, must take place outside the premises, far enough from any entry point to prevent any second-hand smoke and smell from entering the property.
2. Rental Application
All potential applicants and co-applicants must fill a rental application that we will provide. You will be asked for the following information:
  • Contact information (name, current address, phone number, social insurance number)
  • Copy of a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver's licence, passport)
  • Current landlord contact information
  • Proof of income (at least two recent pay stubs; historical copies of Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessments will strongly favour your application)
  • Current employer's information and current income (verification will be conducted)
  • Contact information for up to 3 references
  • Number of people expected to stay in the rental
  • Past tenancy eviction(s)
Additionally, you must complete the tenant screening credit and criminal records checks through Sterling BackCheck at the cost of $69.

The credit and criminal records checks are legal and standard practices in rental housing:
3. Lease Agreement
A 12-month lease is assumed under the posted monthly rental rate.
The monthly rental rate will be adjusted upwards in the unlikely situation where a shorter term is agreed upon.

Upon signing of the lease, rent deposits for the first and last month of occupancy will be due, along with post-dated cheques for all other months.
For the first month of occupancy where occupancy does not start on the first of the month, the monthly rent shall be pro-rated to the number of occupancy days remaining in the month.

In the event of termination of the lease by you prior to its term, the remainder of the current month's rent and the deposit on the last month's rent are forfeited.
In the event of termination of the lease by us for uncautionable grounds prior to its term, the remainder of the current month's rent at the time premises are vacated and the deposit on the last month's rent will be refunded to you.
At our discretion, we may also pay you the equivalent of one month of rent for the inconvenience caused.

Upon expiry of the 12-month lease, tenancy shall continue on a month-to-month basis unless both parties agree to a new 12-month lease.
At the end of any 12 consecutive monthly rental period and no more than once per any such period, the monthly rental rate may be increased by up to the maximum allowable by applicable laws & regulations.

In the absence of an in-force lease, tenancy may be terminated by either party with at least 2 months advanced notice.
4. Assignment and Subletting
You shall not assign the lease, or sublet or grant any concession or license to use the Property or any part of the Property without our prior written consent.

Any assignment, subletting, concession, or license without our prior written consent, or an assignment or subletting by operation of law, shall be void and, at our option, terminate the lease.
5. Tenant Liability and Content Insurance
You may be required to purchase tenant liability insurance for a minimum of $1,000,000 for the duration of your tenancy.
Tenant content insurance to protect your belongings should there be damage by fire or other such events is strongly recommended. The landlord insurance policy only covers the property and our liabilities. Your belongings and liabilities are not covered.
Should you cause bodily injury or death while in the rental property and be sued for damages, the landlord's policy will not cover your costs.
6. Property Occupancy Checklist
At the time of first occupancy, you will be provided with a property checklist that both parties will fill by going through the whole property room by room. Albeit reasonable wear and tear, the conditions of the premises are to be kept in the original good order and repair, safe, clean, and tenantable at all times.