Residential Tenancies Act

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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

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

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

Subletting & Assigning Rental Property

Did you know that as a tenant, you are not able to simply walk away from your lease? There are protections in place for both the tenant and the landlord under the Residential Tenancies Act, which means you may end up owing...more

Eviction for Landlord's Own Use/Purchaser's Use

Under sections 48 and 49 of the Residential Tenancies Act, a landlord may terminate a residential tenancy if the landlord, or a purchaser, in good faith requires possession of the rental unit for the purpose of residential...more

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

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