The Residential Tenancy Act list situations when it would naturally apply and when it would not.
What this Act does not apply to
4 This Act does not apply to
(a) living accommodation rented by a not for profit housing cooperative to a member of the cooperative,
(b) living accommodation owned or operated by an educational institution and provided by that institution to its students or employees,
(c) living accommodation in which the tenant shares bathroom or kitchen facilities with the owner of that accommodation,
This Act cannot be avoided
5 (1) Landlords and tenants may not avoid or contract out of this Act or the regulations.
In the situations that it wouldn't normally apply, could it be included? For example could the lease/contract/addendum contain the clause "the residential tenancy act applies" and even if one of the conditions listed under section 4 is met, the rules of RTA would apply?