Know Your Bylaws

Tenants are required to follow the condominium’s bylaws during their tenancy and they should have access to a copy of the bylaws. As a responsible landlord, you should familiarize yourself with the bylaws so that you can properly advise the tenant about the condominium’s rules and ensure the lease agreement accurately reflects the bylaws.

For example, if the bylaws do not allow pets in the building, you should ensure the lease agreement has a no pets clause. If your lease agreement states that pets are allowed, that provision is not valid because it violates the bylaws. You could be held responsible if the tenant was a pet owner and was evicted due to your negligence.