When a landlord uses a property management company to take care of a rental (including things such as collecting rent and doing repairs) does the property manager sign the lease with the tenants or does the home owner?
I tried finding the answer in the Residential Tenancy Act but was unable to. Here is how they define landlord, but I'm left wondering, what is a "landlord agent" is that a property manager?
"landlord", in relation to a rental unit, includes any of the following:
(a) the owner of the rental unit, the owner's agent or another person who, on behalf of the landlord,
(i) permits occupation of the rental unit under a tenancy agreement, or
(ii) exercises powers and performs duties under this Act, the tenancy agreement or a service agreement;
(b) the heirs, assigns, personal representatives and successors in title to a person referred to in paragraph (a);
(c) a person, other than a tenant occupying the rental unit, who
(i) is entitled to possession of the rental unit, and
(ii) exercises any of the rights of a landlord under a tenancy agreement or this Act in relation to the rental unit;
(d) a former landlord, when the context requires this;
On the stand forms it uses the word "landlord" so I'm wondering, would it be invalid if the property manager signed it as he's technically not the landlord?