SCAMS TENANTS IN ONTARIO SHOULD BE AWARE OF

  Landlords and Tenants in Ontario are required to abide by the Residential Tenancies Act (the “RTA”). The RTA sets out all of the rules and regulations that landlords (and tenants) of residential properties must follow. If either a landlord or tenant violates the RTA’s rules and/or regulations, the violation may be considered illegal and[…]

THE DUTIES OF ONTARIO REAL ESTATE AGENTS AND BROKERS TO CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS

The conduct of Real estate agents and brokers in Ontario is governed by the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2022 (REBBA). REBBA sets out specific obligations that real estate agents and brokers have to their clients. These obligations include: Loyalty – acting in the best interests of their clients:  Real estate agents and brokers actually[…]

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[…]

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