Landlords

Landlord Toolkit

Private market landlords are critical in providing housing to Fleming students as they begin their journey to become successful students and contribute to our campus communities in various ways.

We want to help you understand your obligations, rights, responsibilities as well as provide you with resources and information to help you become a successful landlord.

The Landlord Self Help Centre is a great resource for new and established landlords.  On their website, you will find learning videos and modules, quick fact sheets and information on your rights and responsibilities.

Please click here to be directed to the Landlord Self-Help Centre’s fact sheet of general information about becoming a landlord.  This includes, security of tenure, tenant screening, what a landlord can ask prospective tenants, setting rent, leases, rent deposits & receipts.

Resources for Landlords:

Live Public Legal Education Presentations

Residential Tenancies Act Fact Sheets

Landlord Learning Modules

Landlord Learning videos:

Landlord and Tenant Board

A Guide to Standard Leases in Ontario (multiple languages)

Shared Living Space & the Law

For ideas on where to advertise your rental unit, please view our Find Housing tab of frequently used rental sites.

Please check with your City By-Law around zoning, licencing and Fire Safety requirements when renting.

We value our relationship with our local landlords and thank-you for being considerate and supportive towards the housing needs of our students.

Fleming College expects Landlords to follow all local housing regulations, City by-laws and act with the highest regards to ethical standards in all operational practices. This includes following recommendations from public health to take precautions to reduce exposure to the virus (COVID-19) and protect tenants. Failure to follow regulations, City by-laws, ethical standards and public health recommendations may result in listings being suspended from Places4Students to protect our shared community

We recognize that the rental market may look a little different, we would ask for you to consider:

  • Plan for the move-in/out to maintain physical distancing as outlined in government guidelines
  • Offer tenants short-term leases such as a month-to-month or weekly rental
  • Consider offering all-inclusive rental rates that include WiFi to off set online learning
  • Delay lease start dates – as in-class start dates will be delayed later
  • Help and promote sublets and assignments between tenants – if needed
  • Complete virtual showings of the unit, complete lease agreements online

The provincial government has put together directions for all residential landlords to follow during the pandemic which you can review at  https://www.ontario.ca/page/renting-changes-during-covid-19

The Landlord Self Centre can be a great resource, please click here to go directly to their site. They have a variety of information and learning tools such as videos, modules, FAQs, fact sheets, and podcasts on their website.

At this time, there is a COVID module that has been developed – please review the link below to be taken to all modules:

 https://landlordselfhelp.com/landlord-learning-modules/ 

You will find a fact sheet on COVID which talks about what residential landlords can be doing during the pandemic.  Please review the link provided:

https://landlordselfhelp.com/media/RTA-Factsheet-2020-COVID-19-2020-04-08.pdf

We would like to thank you for your continued support,

Standardized Leases – effective April 30, 2018

Effective April 30, 2018 the Government of Ontario will require the use of a standardized lease that will cover all new lease agreements signed as of May 1, 2018. Under a provincially-mandated standardized lease program, all new lease agreements for rental housing must use a universal template that is set out by the government.  The general purpose of having a standardized lease is to use easy-to-understand language to assist with:

  • landlords and renters understand their rights and responsibilities
  • reduce illegal terms in leases and misunderstandings caused by verbal tenancy agreements
  • reduce the need for Landlord and Tenant Board hearings to resolve disputes

Here is more info… http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18704.aspx

Copy of Ontario’s standard lease

http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&ACT=RDR&TAB=PROFILE&SRCH=&ENV=WWE&TIT=2229E&NO=047-2229E

An Update to Lease Termination – Sept 8, 2016

As of September 8, 2016 tenants may be able to break their lease early if they are doing so to avoid sexual or domestic violence. This change in the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act allows tenants to provide 28 days’ termination notice. This amendment removes one of many obstacles victims face when they decide to leave their rented premise.

To use this provision of the Act, tenants have to provide their landlords with notice to end tenancy because of fear of abuse. Form N15 is used and can be found at: http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/documents/ltb/Notices of Termination & Instructions/N15.pdf

The related legislation amendment can be found at: http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&Intranet=&BillID=2558