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Renting in London Booklet

You are about to embark on the difficult task of finding the perfect accommodation that will suit your many needs. It is extremely important to be an informed consumer; not only for your needs, wants and rights, but also for what your responsibilities or obligations entail.

Note: Most of the questions and answers in this booklet refer to scenarios covered by the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). But what does this imply? There are exceptions of which to be aware when renting.

The most common exception under the RTA is when you share a bathroom and/or kitchen with the owner or owner's immediate family. The Act is very specific about this and thus, just because someone rents in a house where the owner lives in the building, it does not necessarily preclude them from being covered by the RTA.

When you are not covered by the RTA, it is basically a contract situation whereby two or more individuals enter into an agreement.

This booklet is meant to provide you with a basis of information to enhance your selection of accommodation. It is not a legal reference nor does it answer all questions. As such, we have included helpful hints as well as a list of several agencies and departments that might aid in your hunt for a suitable accommodation.

Roommate Agreement
Sample Sublet Agreement
Residential Tenancies Act

Residential Tenancies Act : Provincial legislation governing relations between landlords and tenants. Please note this legislation will not apply if you share a bathroom and/or kitchen with the landlord (owner) or their immediate family.

Landlord and Tenant Board : Provincial body that resolves disputes between landlords and tenants through a tribunal process.

Western & Neighbourhood Relations
Things you should know about Western & Neighbourhood Relations.
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