We have an information sheet entitled Before You Rent and Landlord Learning Videos posted to the website that provide guidance on a range of topics including screening tenants, these are beneficial for anyone becoming a landlord and renting for the first time https://lanldordselfhelp.com/media/Before-You-Rent.pdf and https://landlordselfhelp.com/landlord-learning-tips/

On February 7, 2018, Ontario’s Ministry of Housing released the new Residential Tenancy Agreement (Standard Form of Lease). Ontario landlords entering into a written residential tenancy agreement on or after April 30, 2018 are required to use the new Standard Form of Lease as it is mandatory for all written tenancy agreements in Ontario. Please visit their website at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18704.aspx for more information and to get a copy of the lease.