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%[…]

AS CERS FUNDS TAPER OFF BUSINESSES FACE POSSIBLE EVICTION

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) is a federally funded subsidy that provides financial assistance to commercial tenants to assist with commercial rent and/or property expenses for the period of September 27, 2020 to September 25, 2021. CERS qualification periods still open for application are as follows: Period 6: February 14 to March 13, 2021 (deadline[…]

How to Evict during Ontario’s Stay-At-Home Order

Residential evictions are resuming across most of Ontario this week and with them comes a wave of uncertainty for Property Managers. The experts at Frank Feldman Law are here to help you navigate Evictions in 2021. Check our guide for everything you need to know about evictions in Ontario right now. Regions with a Stay-At-Home[…]

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