Formally, this depends on the legal status of your contract (see above). In practice, evacuation can be even heavier than finding a new roommate. Can you do things? A preventative practice is to organize weekly or monthly roommate meetings. This can be indicated in the original agreement. Conflicts can be grounded during these meetings. What clauses do you willingly agree to add to your lease? Where have you been in trouble with tenants in the past? Share your experience! If you have an agreement where water or other services are included in the rent, then there is no way to change it here. Whether water is provided in a lump sum or dosed, you cannot reduce or remove the service without their permission. If tenants agree to take responsibility for paying for their own water, you should reduce the rent to compensate (using the average monthly cost of reduced service) for the removal of services that were previously included in the rent. Check your lease carefully before signing it. If English is not your first language, you should show it to a friend, family member or lawyer. Once you have entered into a lease agreement, Section 13 (3) of the RTA asks your landlord to provide you with a copy of the contract within 21 days. If your landlord refuses to provide you with a copy of your contract, use the standard letter of TRAC, a copy of the lease. Keep your copy in a safe place and take photos for extra protection.
If your landlord tries to change the terms of your lease, it will be difficult to prove what was originally agreed without a copy of your contract. It depends on the structure of your roommate agreement. Most often, there are one (1) or more people who are on the rental agreement of the residence with the owner. In the tenancy agreement, the landlord gives the tenant the right to sublet the property, so that separate agreements can be made with the roommates. If you have an agreement in which utilities are included in the rent, there is no way to change it unless the tenants agree in writing. But even if they agree to start paying for utilities now, you should then reduce the rent to compensate for the removal of services that were previously included in the rent. The only other way you have is to increase your rent, if you have already been there for twelve months, the rent increase line for 2020 is 2.2% and you would have them 90 days in advance with the mandatory form which is the N1 form. Hey, AJ, I include in my lease a clause that makes her responsible for snow removal and is responsible for injuries. I have never had a problem.