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Rules About Landlords Entering a Tenant’s Apartment

Rules About Landlords Entering a Tenant’s Apartment

In Ontario, there are strict rules about landlords entering a tenant’s unit. This topic is often misunderstood and can cause unnecessary tension in the landlord and tenant relationship. There are three main reasons why a landlord would have to enter a tenant’s unit. The landlord may have to enter because there is an emergency, the landlord has to carry out repairs or inspections, or the landlord needs to show the unit to prospective renters.

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Landlord’s maintenance obligations – Part 4 of 4

Landlord’s maintenance obligations – Part 4 of 4

This is the final part in a four-part series on landlords’ maintenance obligations in Ontario. So far, we have covered the law governing maintenance obligations, the recourse options available to tenants such as filing an application with the Landlord and Tenant Board (the Board) and other resources available to tenants to assess their case, such as engaging municipal officials.

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Landlord’s maintenance obligations – Part 3 of 4

Landlord’s maintenance obligations – Part 3 of 4

This is part 3 of the four part series on landlords’ maintenance obligations. In part 1 we talked about the legislation governing maintenance and repairs for residential tenancies in Ontario. In part 2 we dug into the wording and intent of the legislation and explained what types of things would constitute a true breach of the landlord’s obligations with respect to maintenance and repairs.

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Rentals Versus Buying

Rentals Versus Buying

atRentals versus buying? In the past, it has always been the long-term objective to buy your own property. Parents today will continuously push the idea of buying a home as soon as possible, stating that by renting you are simply wasting your money. While many people will choose to take this path,...

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