Tips For Landlords & Tenants

    TIPS FOR LANDLORDS   The Landlord should check CanLII (it is free) to see if potential tenants had any past appearances before the LTB. Do credit checks and get a Guarantor, if possible. Get and check references including employment; contact information of previous landlords. Contact previous landlords and try to get a copy[…]

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR LANDLORD GETS AN ORDER TO EVICT YOU

In situations where a landlord is trying to evict a tenant for unpaid rent (or for other reasons), quite often, the Landlord and Tenant Board will give tenants another chance. The Landlord and Tenant Board may issue an order stating that as long as the tenant complies with the terms of the order, the tenant[…]

WHAT HOME PURCHASERS SHOULD INSIST ON FROM REAL ESTATE AGENTS

  Until recently, there was a real estate boom, with prices of homes reaching astronomical heights.Rentals were down, but sales were way up. Real estate agents and brokers were extremely busy andmay have omitted to take certain precautions on behalf of their clients who were looking to purchase ahome. There are certain safeguards real estate[…]

BUYER’S REMORSE: REALTOR LIABILITY AND THE GTA’S COOLING HOUSING MARKET

The days of bidding wars and unconditional offers to purchase may be over. But what if you bought yourdream home right before the market collapsed? Perhaps it was bad timing or just plain bad luck. Mostare unaware that under certain circumstances, it may be your Realtor who is responsible for a realestate deal gone wrong.[…]

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[…]

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