Tenant's Notice to Quit: Early Termination of Tenancy Due to Cannabis Rules

Tenants can end their tenancy (lease) early if the landlord changes the rules to restrict smoking or growing recreational cannabis in the rental.

Use Tenant’s Notice to Quit—Early Termination of Tenancy Due to Cannabis Rules Form to end a tenancy (lease) early if you want to move out because the landlord has changed the rules to restrict smoking or growing recreational cannabis in the rental.

More than 1 tenant in the unit

If there is more than 1 tenant in the unit, you have to provide proof that you served all your co-tenants (roommates) with a copy of this Tenant’s Notice to Quit—Early Termination of Tenancy Due to Cannabis Rules Form. Proof includes completing the Acknowledgement of Service or the Affidavit of Service within the Tenant’s Notice to Quit Form.

The tenancy (lease) ends for all tenants after a tenant provides the landlord with the Tenant’s Notice to Quit Form. Co-tenants (roommates) can enter into a new tenancy agreement (lease) with the landlord, which the landlord can’t unreasonably deny. If they don’t arrange for a new tenancy (lease), all co-tenants (roommates) need to move out on the date the tenancy (lease) ends.

Give notice

By law, you must give your landlord at least 3 months’ notice to end the tenancy (lease) early if you want to move out because the landlord has changed the rules to restrict smoking or growing recreational cannabis in the rental. You must give this notice within 30 days of the landlord changing the rules.

You can also provide a forwarding address for the landlord to return your security deposit.

Who can use this form

A tenant can use this form to give their landlord notice that they’re ending the tenancy (lease) early if they want to move out because the landlord has changed the rules to restrict smoking or growing recreational cannabis in the rental.

What you need to do

  1. Complete Tenant’s Notice to Quit Form.
  2. If you have co-tenants that agree with ending the tenancy (lease) early, you also need to complete the Acknowledgement of Service within the Tenant’s Notice to Quit Form.
  3. If you have co-tenants that don’t agree with ending the tenancy (lease) early, you need to serve the other tenants with a copy of the Tenant’s Notice to Quit Form. Then you need to complete the Affidavit of Service within the Tenant’s Notice to Quit Form.
  4. Personally deliver the Tenant’s Notice to Quit Form to your landlord. Or send the form to your landlord by registered mail.

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