If my tenant is through airbnb and is staying for a month in my condo, does he need to sign an ontario standard lease?

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Customer: Hi, if my tenant is through airbnb and is staying for a month in my condo, does he need to sign an ontario standard lease?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: 55 Bremner, Downtown Toronto
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: No, its just the building is saying i need the guest to sign an ontario lease although they are through airbnb and staying for 1 month
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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

No they don't need to stand sign a standard lease according to the residential tenancies act and doing so could cause your significant problems because they may not agree to move out at the end of the month.

This is a short term vacation rental I assume and therefore not covered by the residential tenancies act.

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Great, can you point me to an article, or clause or an legislation that can back that up?
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Hello - My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to continue to assist you. I am an Ontario lawyer who is able to answer tenancy law questions.

Section 5(a) of the Residential Tenancies Act of Ontario specifically exempts the application of the Act to

" living accommodation intended to be provided to the travelling or vacationing public or occupied for a seasonal or temporary period in a hotel, motel or motor hotel, resort, lodge, tourist camp, cottage or cabin establishment, inn, campground, trailer park, tourist home, bed and breakfast vacation establishment or vacation home"

So since your occupant is staying in your Airbnb for a short term, this section would apply and as such, an Ontario Standard Rental Agreement is not necessary.

Here is the link to the RTA

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/06r17#BK5

Hope this answers your question.

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