My daughter entered into a lease agreement with 4 other girls for her second year at McMaster. The lease agreement

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Customer: My daughter entered into a lease agreement with 4 other girls for her second year at McMaster. The lease agreement started May 2020 for a year. She did not return to McMaster and instead transferred to Trent University in Peterborough. She has been given permission from the Landlord to sublet. The landlord has said that the 4 girls have to ok who moves in and that a new lease has to be signed. My daughter has found 2 viable people to move in but the other 4 girls have said no to both. One is a friend of all 5 girls but he is a male so they said no males. The other person is a 27 year female I believe is taking her masters but the 4 girls said no because she is a nurse working in a hospital (concern with covid). I have noticed that the lease agreement that the 5 girls signed is not on the standard lease form that is required as of April 2018.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Another thing to note is that the dad co-signed. Can my daughter get out of the lease based on the landlord did not use the standard lease form? Also, is there a way out since my daughter has provided 2 viable options and the reason for the "no" is discriminatory for both.
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: I'm in Ontario. Sorry if you are in the US.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Do you deal with Ontario?
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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I am a lawyer in Toronto. My daughter went to McMaster as well.

Is there one lease?

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There is one lease so the way this works that the other tenants will have to pay the full rent or will be evicted. The landlord will only go after your daughter if they other tenants go into default and then are evicted.

But the other roommates can sue your daughter. Your daughter's defence will be that she provided two tenants to sublet to and they refused to agree with either of them. While they were not ideal given the second prospective tenant was a woman I don't think a court would be agree with their position.

Does that help?

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What about that the landlord did not use the correct rental agreement. Everything I have read has said Gemma can ask the landlord for the Standard Rental Lease. The landlord has 21 days to provide it for Gemma to sign. If it’s not provided Gemma can with hold her month rent and give 60 days notice. If the landlord does provide the standard lease within 21 days Gemma doesn’t sign it and gives 60 days notice.
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But he will provide it I am sure.

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Than Gemma doesn’t sign and gives her 60 days notice. She can use her last months rent for 1 month deposit and damage deposit for the other.
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Debra, Expert

I am not sure if that will work.

Why not call the landlord tenant board tomorrow and ask?

http://tribunalsontario.ca/ltb/

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Ok. Thanks
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You are very welcome.

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