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Secondary suites, are separate, self-contained suites in a residential home, and are covered by the same residential tenancy laws as apartments in large buildings. Landlords who rent out suites in their homes do not have any more say in the lives of their tenants just because they live in the same building and sometimes share the same facilities, such as laundry or a yard. It is important that all landlords consider this before renting out a suite in their home.
Renting a room in your home: The Residential Tenancies Act does not apply when a tenant rents a room in the landlord’s home and shares the kitchen and living room with the landlord. If the tenant does not pay rent one month, the landlord is under no obligation to give the tenant a 14-day notice to end the tenancy. The landlord could ask the tenant to leave immediately for failing to pay rent.
For more resources when living with a landlord: Tenant Resources and Advisory Centre website