A tenancy does not end when a fixed term lease expires, unless:

  • The landlord or the tenant gives proper notice to end the tenancy for a reason permitted in the RTA.
  • The landlord and tenant both agree that the tenancy will end.
  • The LTB or the court has issued an order ending the tenancy.

Otherwise the tenancy will renew automatically with the same terms and conditions. However the tenancy will become a month-to-month agreement instead of a yearly one, or a week-to-week agreement if the tenant pays rent weekly. Refer to the Ontario Landlord & Tenant Board for further information.