The legislation excludes:
- an agreement where the living accommodations and a business are located together and under a single agreement;
- hotel, motel, resort, cottage, bed and breakfast, if rented for less than six consecutive months;
- crisis or emergency shelters;
- hospitals, treatment centres, personal care homes;
- farm acreage, if the person is farming the property;
- living accommodations provided by educational institutions to students and employees;
- the YMCA, YWCA, and Salvation Army;
- Until March 31, 2013, living accommodations that provide meals to persons over 55 years of age (to be repealed on April 1, 2013);
- life lease and lease for a term 20 years and more.
In addition, the legislation does not apply to "rent-to-own" arrangements and agreements for sale of land through periodic payments, whether monthly or otherwise. Any agreement that creates a potential ownership interest in property is a matter for the courts. You should consult a lawyer about your rights.