How can I get my landlord to use the standard lease form?
Question & AnswerHow can I get my landlord to use the standard lease form?
2. Ask for a standard lease
If you signed a agreement that was not on the standard form, or if you made a verbal or unwritten agreement with your landlord, you can still ask the landlord to give you a lease on the standard form.
When you make this request in writing, the law gives you certain rights if:
- your landlord still won’t give you a standard lease, or
- they give you a standard lease but you don’t want to sign it.
These rights are explained in Steps 3 and 4.
You get these rights only if you made a tenancy agreement on or after April 30, 2018. And you get these rights only the first time you make this written request about the same rental unit.