Navigating Tenant Rights and Landlord Responsibilities in Renovation or Extensive Repair

2023-08-31T14:48:43-04:00

In the realm of tenant-landlord relationships, it's essential for both parties to understand their rights and responsibilities as outlined in legislation. In Ontario, the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c. 17, serves as a cornerstone of regulations that guide these interactions. Specifically, two key sections - Notice, Demolition, Conversion or Repairs (Section 50) and Tenant’s Right of First Refusal, Repair or Renovation (Section 53) - play a pivotal role in shaping the dynamics between landlords and tenants. Notice, Demolition, Conversion, or Repairs (Section 50) Under Section 50 of the Residential Tenancies Act, landlords are empowered to serve a Notice of [...]

Navigating Tenant Rights and Landlord Responsibilities in Renovation or Extensive Repair2023-08-31T14:48:43-04:00

When Can a Landlord Evict a Tenant in Ontario

2023-10-10T09:12:32-04:00

Unfortunately, not all landlord and tenant relationships are clean and simple. Sometimes, the tenant is troublesome; sometimes, it’s the landlord. There are several instances when a landlord can evict a tenant in Ontario and there are prescribed steps the landlord must take to ensure that the eviction is legal. If you want to know not only when a landlord can evict a tenant in Ontario but how the eviction process works, we have the answers. Can a Landlord Evict a Tenant in the Winter in Ontario? Yes, a landlord can legally evict a tenant in the winter in Ontario. However, due [...]

When Can a Landlord Evict a Tenant in Ontario2023-10-10T09:12:32-04:00

What are your legal rights as a renter in Ontario

2021-06-21T14:55:08-04:00

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

2021-06-21T14:56:47-04:00

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?

2021-06-21T15:01:07-04:00

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

2020-11-12T16:45:24-05:00

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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