Matthew J. Wilson

Matthew J. Wilson

Lerners LLP

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My Landlord Wants Me Out, What do I Do? A Tenant’s Guide to the Eviction Process

The eviction process can be a confusing and stressful situation for any tenant. There are many rules and procedures that you have to follow. More importantly, your ability to remain in your home hangs in the balance. This...more

2/12/2014 - Canada Eviction Landlords Notice Requirements Residential Tenancies Act Tenants

Heat and Residential Tenancies

Heating in a rental unit is considered a vital service under the Residential Tenancies Act. Every residential unit must have a heating system. The landlord is obligated to maintain and repair a heating system for every part...more

8/9/2013 - Consumer Utility Costs Landlords Residential Tenancies Act Tenants Wrongful Withholding

Rent Increases in Residential Tenancies

When can the rent be increased? - When beginning a tenancy, the landlord and tenant decide on what the rent will be for the rental unit and what services will be included in the rent (for example, electricity, heat, and...more

7/30/2013 - Landlords Leases Rent Residential Leases Tenants

Ways to Take Title

There are a number of options to take title in land in Ontario. The following is a list of the most common ways that homeowners will choose to register ownership in their residential property....more

7/15/2013 - Canada Land Titles Property Owners Tenants

The Deposit/Last Month's Rent

At Lerners LLP, we often encounter landlords and tenants alike who do not understand their rights and obligations with respect to deposits. ...more

7/4/2013 - Canada Deposit Interest Landlords Rent Rent Deposit Tenants

Who is a Tenant and Who is a Landlord?

We are sometimes approached by clients to determine whether they fall under the Residential Tenancies Act as either a landlord or a tenant. The Act covers most rental units, but some exceptions do apply. Lerners LLP is...more

6/3/2013 - Landlords Rent Residential Tenancies Act Tenants

Remedies of a Commercial Landlord

If a tenant defaults on their obligations under a commercial lease, a landlord may wish to pursue a remedy. There are two types of tenant defaults – monetary or non-monetary. The type of default will determine the landlord’s...more

4/2/2013 - Commercial Leases Damages Default Distress Injunctions Landlords Specific Performance Tenants Termination

Ownership of Leasehold Improvements

Many commercial leases provide that other than a tenant’s own trade fixtures and merchandise, pretty well everything else that the tenant installs in the premises is considered to be a leasehold improvement. Moreover, all...more

3/12/2013 - Commercial Leases Fixtures Landlords Property Improvements Tenants

Overview of the City of London's Residential Rental Units Licensing By-Law

If you are a property owner and want to rent any building containing four or less rental units to a tenant, you may need to comply with the City of London’s Residential Rental Units Licensing By-Law. Single detached...more

2/26/2013 - Compliance Landlords License Renewals Licenses Rental Unit Inspections Residential Rental Units Licensing By-Law Tenants

Residential Tenancies Key Fees and Other Fees

A landlord can require a tenant to put down a deposit for keys, remote entry devices or cards, as long as the deposit is refundable and the amount of the deposit does not exceed their expected replacement cost if they are not...more

2/5/2013 - Fees Key Fees Residential Leases Residential Tenancies Act Security Deposits Tenants

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