Movingis a big job, and it encompasses more than just the physical part of
packing and transporting reusable plastic moving boxes from one place
to another in the GTA. There are legalities involved, and
obligations, whether you are moving in or moving out, as landlord,
tenant, or homeowner. Here are some important things to keep in mind.
Clean & Broom Swept
may find these terms in your rental and sometimes even in a clause of
a home sale contract. It refers to the state that a room, apartment,
or dwelling is supposed to be left in. There is no exact legal
definition of either term.
For renters – broom clean means the apartment should be
left in the same condition as when you moved in, with the exception
of reasonable wear and tear over the period of your stay. That means
clean it once it’s empty. You’ll also need to take down and/or
fix small alterations like nail holes, or curtain rods that you have
installed. Taking a picture as you leave for the last time gives you
For homeowners – the requirements are actually less strict,
and cleaning for the new owner is a courtesy. Your contract of sale
may specify otherwise, and may also stipulate that all items,
including that junk you’ve gathered in the basement, be removed.
the province of Ontario, the landlord is legally only allowed to ask
for the last month’s rent when you move in – not a security
When you move out, they are likewise legally required to use those
funds only as the last month’s rent, and not for any damages they
may claim to the apartment.
If there is a difference between the deposit you paid and your
current rent when you move, your landlord may ask you for the
difference; however, they are also required to pay you accumulated
interest on that deposit for the duration of your residence, so the
calculation is a little more complicated than that.
The landlord can charge additional damages depending on the
condition of the apartment and length of stay. Normal wear and tear
is excluded. That’s why it’s a good idea to get some pics of
the place as you move in. The
Residential Tenancies Act requires that the tenant maintain the
premises to a standard of "ordinary cleanliness”.
Make It Easy
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