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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

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

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

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[…]

ONTARIO’S YEAR LONG RENT FREEZE IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE

Last year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government passed legislation to freeze rent at the 2020 level for most rental units governed by the Residential Tenancies Act. This rent freeze will end on December 31, 2021. Beginning January 1, 2022, Landlords and property managers are able to enforce a 1.2% rent increase. This 1.2%[…]

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