Special conditions examples

Special conditions can be added to a lease agreement however they are not enforceable if they contradict a standard term of the lease or the Residential Tenancy Act. Typically special conditions are used to elaborate on a standard term of the lease or to make something crystal clear.

Here some examples of special conditions:

Airbnb / subletting:

The tenants are aware and agree to not rent, sublet or grant anyone a licence to occupy part or whole of the rented premises without prior written consent from the landlord. For example the tenant cannot list the property on Airbnb due to the extra damage and security risks imposed on the landlord and property.

No smoking

The tenant is aware and agree not to smoke or allow anyone in the rented premises to smoke inside the property.

Carpet Cleaning

The tenant is aware and agree to professionally steam clean the carpets at the end of the tenancy and provide a receipt to the landlord.

Pets

The tenant is aware and agree to repair any damages the pet makes on the property. If there is evidence of pet damage during the tenancy the tenant must make good of any damages upon the landlords request. If a receipt for professional work is reasonable this must be provided by the tenant.

The tenant is aware and agree to provide a receipt for a professional flea treatment (inside and outside of the property) completed at the end of the tenancy. If there is evidence of fleas during the tenancy the tenant must also provide a receipt for a professional flea treatment upon the landlords request.

Swimming Pools

The tenant is aware and agree to take full responsibility of cleaning the pool. This includes adding pool chemicals and cleaning the dirt and leaves from the pool and pump basket. The tenant must add chemicals to the pool on a regular basis to keep the pool balanced at all times. Not adding chemicals to the pool can cause the pool to go green and cause further damage to the pool which will be at the tenant’s expense to rectify. The tenant must notify the owner as soon as possible if the pool becomes green or not working. 

The owner is responsible for the general maintenance of the pool, this includes general upkeep, repair or replacement of the pool sand filter, pump, solar system/panels and water tank. Any misuse by the tenant will become their responsibility to repair or replace using a professional trades person and provide receipt to the owner.