What are your legal rights as a renter in Ontario


Knowing your legal rights as a renter is often difficult. You may be getting different stories from different people.. Figuring out where to get solid information is the first step in learning about your rights, and this article sets out to point you in the right direction and answer some of the most common questions about Ontario tenants’ legal rights. Rent Increases and Ontario Tenant Rights in 2021 In 2021, your renters rights in regard to rent increases are a little different from usual. Due to Covid-19, the government of Ontario has passed legislation to freeze rents at 2020 levels. There [...]

What are your legal rights as a renter in Ontario2021-06-21T14:55:08-04:00

What is the Legal Temperature for Tenants in Ontario


What is the perfect indoor temperature for some, may be too hot or too cold for others. In Ontario’s “cold in winter hot in summer” climate, maintaining a livable indoor temperature can become a necessity rather than just a preference. Heating or cooling a home is expensive. For these reasons, controlling the temperature in a residential rental can become a touchy subject. Control or restriction of heat often becomes a bargaining chip in landlord and tenant disputes. If you are a tenant, you may have a different opinion of what is an acceptable temperature versus what your landlord thinks is reasonable. [...]

What is the Legal Temperature for Tenants in Ontario2021-06-21T14:56:47-04:00

Can I Rent my Apartment as a Short-Term Rental?


December 18, 2020 by: Michael Conway The common practice in Ontario is that a residential lease begins with a term of one-year. While that can offer stability and certainty to renters, it can also make things difficult for people who need a place to stay for less than a year. Short-term rentals have emerged as a way for people to rent out their property that they are not using and give renters a more flexible option to suit how long they need to rent for. Websites like Airbnb and Vrbo have made that process incredibly easy for renters and people looking [...]

Can I Rent my Apartment as a Short-Term Rental?2021-06-21T15:01:07-04:00

Common Misconceptions in Residential Renting


September 24, 2020 By: Michael Conway Individuals and businesses in Ontario are generally free to enter into contracts with each other. When you form a legal agreement with another party each party becomes legally required to perform certain things. There are some kinds of contracts though that the law in Ontario is concerned about. Where the law feels that if parties are left to their own devices, individuals would be forced into unfair agreements that would have an important impact on their lives, it enforces specific requirements for those contracts. A commonly known and understood example of this is the minimum [...]

Common Misconceptions in Residential Renting2020-11-12T16:45:24-05:00
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