Since April 2018, the Ontario government has required landlords and tenants to use standard form tenancy („SFL”) for new leases. If the landlord/manager provides the new form within 30 calendar days of the tenant`s rental start, the tenant must pay the rent. However, if the landlord/property manager does not do so, the tenant is not obliged to pay the rent. The tenant can only withhold one month`s rent. After one month expires, the tenant must continue to pay the rent for the remaining term of the lease – even if the owner/manager never provides the new form. The new form contains mandatory clauses and standardized information that requires lenders to enter into a written lease on April 30, 2018. Owners can add clauses to section 15 of the new standard form of rental to address conditions and/or describe the responsibilities that apply to their lease or rental unit. In the spring and summer of 2019, a high fidelity prototype was developed and usability tests were carried out with stakeholders on the owners` side. This work has allowed us to refine the scope of our product and our promise of core value. In the fall of 2019, we worked with two teams of computer science students at the University of Toronto to develop the basic functions of our prototype at React. We also conducted a more comprehensive review of the associated software tools.
 Note that while this Bulletin outlines some of the changes that the new form will make, it is not a comprehensive legal analysis. You will find all the related amendments in the new form itself. When both parties sign the rental agreement, it is retained for the personal registration of each party for the duration of the rent. Our participatory design process was launched in February 2019 with a large workshop of experts and community stakeholders at the Law Society of Ontario. Our goal was to gather feedback and feedback to our project concept, to better understand the factors behind adjusting the product market, and to get an overview of some sections of the leasing document. The knowledge we have gathered has allowed us to refine our product strategy. Currently, there is no form of mandatory rental for landlords/owners and tenants in Ontario. However, from 30 April 2018, the new form will be required for most new private residential rents. While the new form provides for additional conditions, property owners/managers should ensure that these conditions do not change the new form or violate the law.
If this is the trap process, property owners/managers will not be able to impose it.