As a tenant, you have the right to:

Security of tenancy

You can continue to live in your rental unit until:

  • You give the landlord (Lanark County Housing) proper written notice


  • The landlord (Lanark County Housing) gives you a notice to end your tenancy for breaking rules of the Residential Tenancies Act.

Notice before entry

  • A landlord must provide 24 hours' written notice before entering your unit unless there is an emergency or if you agree to allow us to enter. You will be given a three-hour window for when the person will enter your unit.
  • A Lanark County Housing staff person or contractor who enters your unit must have a reason for entering that complies with the Residential Tenancies Act or your lease.

As a tenant, you and anyone living with you must comply with the responsibilities of your lease. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Pay your rent on time every month. Rent is due on or before the first day of every month.
  • Keep your unit clean and in good condition.
  • Repair or pay to repair damages that you or your visitors or your guests cause.
  • Be responsible for your actions and the actions of the other members of your household, your visitors, your guests, their pets and your pets.
  • Respect your neighbours by not making too much noise, controlling and cleaning up after your pets, and helping to keep common areas clean by disposing of garbage and recycling items properly using the garbage and recycling bins provided.
  • Respect all property in our communities, including rental units, personal property, common spaces and offices.
  • Follow Lanark County Housing policies and all applicable laws.
  • Get household insurance for your belongings. This is usually called contents or renters' insurance. Household insurance is mandatory, as outlined in your lease agreement.
  • Ask Maintenance for help if you need your lock changed. Do not change locks yourself.
  • Notify us, in writing, within 30 days, if someone moves in or moves out of your unit.
  • Report changes to your income or assets within 30 days of the change.
  • You must follow the Visitor and Guest policy at all times.
  • You are not permitted to sublet your unit, as stated in your lease agreement.


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