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Notice Periods

The period of notice differs according to the type of periodic tenancy, for example, whether the tenancy is weekly, monthly, or yearly.

Week-to-week tenancy

A tenant must give a landlord notice of one week. The notice must be given on or before the first day of the tenancy week to be effective on the last day of the tenancy week.

For example, if a tenancy week goes from Friday to Thursday, the notice must be given on or before Friday to be effective for the next Thursday.

Month-to-month tenancy
 
A tenant must give a landlord notice of one tenancy month. A tenancy month is the period for which rent is paid which may not be the same as a calendar month, for example, from the 15th of one month to the 14th of the next month. The notice must be given on or before the first day of the one-month notice period.

For example, if the tenancy month runs from the first of each month, a notice given by a tenant on or before the first of March will be effective for the 31st of March.

Yearly tenancy

A tenant must give a landlord notice on or before the 60th day before the last day of any tenancy year.

For example, if the tenancy year runs from January 1st until December 31st, a tenant must give notice on or before November 1st (60 days before the end of rental period).

Notice period where notice to end tenancy linked to employment or conversion of property to condominiums

If the tenant is employed by you and his employment is terminated, notice to vacate premises must be whichever period is the longest of

  • the period of notice required by law to terminate the employment, or
  • the period of notice required to terminate the employment that you and the tenant agreed to, or
  • one week.
If the landlord requires vacant possession to convert the residential premises to condominiums, periodic tenants have to be given a full year’s notice to end the tenancy and rent cannot be increased during the year.

Notice period where notice to end tenancy in order to complete major renovations

If the landlord requires vacant possession of the residential premises to undertake major renovations, periodic tenants have to be given a full year’s notice to end the tenancy and rent cannot be increased during the year.

January 2008

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