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I extended my lease in a student house for a following year,

Hi, i extended my...

Hi, i extended my lease in a student house for a following year, same rent price. and i already signed a lease for the first year i was there, now my landlord wants me to sign an identical lease to the one i previously signed.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

I am in niagara on the lake ontario

Lawyer's Assistant: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?

Yes, mostly cleaning.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, thank you.

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I am a lawyer in Ontario and happy to help. The landlords who own student tried to do this to all my kids as well.

But the law is clear and you cannot be forced to sign a new lease. Once your initial lease expires you become a month-to-month tenancy and cannot be evicted without grounds.

I suggest you tell the landlord you are not signing another lease and will remain as a month-to- month tenant and if they don't like it you are happy to go to the Landlord Tenant Board.

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