What A Tenant Can Do If Their Landlord Obtains an Order to Evict Them

What A Tenant Can Do If Their Landlord Obtains an Order to Evict Them

In Ontario, if a landlord and a tenant have a disagreement they cannot resolve on their own, the way they can resolve that disagreement using the judicial system depends on whether or not the rental unit is subject to the Residential Tenancies Act (the “RTA”). To determine whether or not a rental unit is subject[…]

Construction Negligence

Construction Negligence

The focus of this article is on construction negligence and the responsibility a builder or contractor has towards others as well as related issues. A contractor’s or builder’s responsibility for negligence depends on the proximity or closeness of the relationship between the builder or contractor to the person who suffered from the negligence, (the “damage”)[…]

SO YOUR LANDLORD NEEDS YOUR HOME

SO YOUR LANDLORD NEEDS YOUR HOME

If you rent your home, there may come a day when your landlord will inform you that they need to end your tenancy because either they, a member of their immediate family, or a caregiver of either your landlord or your landlord’s immediate family wants to move into the rental unit. Another possibility is that[…]

UPADATE ON THE MORATORIUM ON COMMERCIAL TENANCY EVICTIONS IN ONTARIO

UPADATE ON THE MORATORIUM ON COMMERCIAL TENANCY EVICTIONS IN ONTARIO

The Ontario government had temporarily banned the evictions of commercial tenants by enacting several Acts that protected commercial tenants from being evicted or having their assets seized if those tenants owed rent (or other monies). This ban on commercial evictions applied to commercial landlords who could have (but did not) apply for the Canada Emergency[…]

UNDERSTANDING ONTARIO’S LAW OF DEFAMATION

UNDERSTANDING ONTARIO’S LAW OF DEFAMATION

The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction and overview of the law of defamation. We will explore defamation in more detail in future articles.  Historically, defamation was characterized as either slander, meaning “spoken defamation” or libel, meaning “written defamation”. In order to successfully sue someone for slander, the person, whose reputation was[…]

ASSIGNING & SUBLETTING RENTAL UNITS

ASSIGNING & SUBLETTING RENTAL UNITS

There are times when a tenant may need to move out of their home, either temporarily or permanently before the end of their lease.  In this situation, a tenant may want someone else to take over their lease, either temporarily or permanently. Permanently Moving Out (Assignment of the Rental Unit): If the tenant wants someone[…]