HI Michael, I was wondering if you could give some advice on the following situation:My roommate and I signed a lease (month after June 2018) with the owner. My roommate (roommate) is moving away from my place (with written notification to the landlord with 2.5 months of termination). At the time, I wrote to my landlord to tell him that I wanted to continue renting and find a new roommate. He said he would increase the rent for the new tenant (by almost $300 a month) and he told me that he would allow me to keep my rent equal. Although it indicates the new rent as a sum for the new lease, I would sign with the new tenant. FYI, he increased the rent by 1.5% in January 2020, and I know that a rent increase is allowed every 12 months. Do I need to sign a new rental agreement or can I ask to continue renting it solo with the current rental price? Or am I now considered free because my roommate has terminated the lease and I have to sign a new lease if I want to continue? Thank you Hello: Whether you find the concept of “common rent” confusing is not surprising, because I think the legal concept is chosen at random for bits and pieces, as it is comfortable right now. Another option, although there is no “common lease,” is “common tenant.” Both of these concepts are much more useful in real estate than in residential rents (in Ontario). I am convinced that the principles of real estate law (such as common tenants and common tenants) in Ontario are being superseded by the ATR and the legal rent created by the ATR. “Common rent” embodies the idea that the survivor of common tenants takes over the entire country (or lease or bank account). The common tenants would require that the survivor retain only his own interest in the property (or other asset) and that the deceased`s estate retains the deceased`s interest.
How exactly are these concepts (common rent, common tenants) useful in the concept of a rental property contract— in my opinion not. It seems that concepts are used, if we are looking for a specific result, the concepts are chosen and the wrong right is then done. In his manual, Jack Fleming says that rentals in Ontario are “legal.” I very much like this idea because it explains the aspects and reality of Ontario`s leasing contracts (cannot freely contract, month by month, term security for an indeterminate period, subject to limited exceptions) that do not contemplate the traditional principles of real estate law. Having said that, there are aspects of leasing that are (i.e. the real problems of tenants and landlords) that the law does not address, so there is a bit of a vacuum in the direction to take to solve the problems. Anyway, I`m not sure the above helps you solve your problem, and I don`t see how immersion in the common rent law will all but confuse. Is it fair to say this? You signed a single lease with three people as tenants. This single rental document had a fixed term and can now be done from month to month. The rent set on the rental agreement is an amount for the entire rental unit. The rental unit is the whole house and not individual rooms for the people mentioned in the rental agreement. Individuals are independent people, i.e.
roommates, who are each your tenants under a single tenancy agreement.