The contract must be signed by the landlord and tenant. As of April 30, 2018, owners of most private rentals – from the individual renter to the management of the house – will have to use the standard rental model for all new rental agreements. In addition, tenants cannot apply for a standard lease agreement if they sign a fixed-term lease before April 30, 2018 and it is automatically renewed after April 30, 2018 for a monthly lease. If the lessor makes the standard rental agreement available to a tenant after the tenant has requested it, but the tenant does not accept the proposed terms (for example.B. a new term is added), the tenant can give the lessor a period of 60 days to prematurely terminate an annual or temporary rental agreement. Tenants cannot require a standard lease agreement if they signed a lease before April 30, 2018, unless she and her landlord are negotiating a new lease with new terms on or after that date. All landlords renting in Ontario should be aware that the province has introduced a new standard lease form to be used for written residential tenancy agreements in Ontario that will be entered into on and after April 30, 2018. Please terminate the use of your current lease or lease and obtain a copy of the standard rental form issued by the Ministry of Housing. LSHC has created new resources to help you better understand the new standard form of the lease agreement: Whether you are on or after the 30. April 2018 Signing a lease that does not use the standard rental agreement, tenants can request a written lease from the lessor. The owner must provide one within 21 days.