Common Concerns Causing Legal Disputes Between Landlords and TenantsPage last modified: July 19 2022
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Affordable Legal Help Involving a Broad Range of Tenancy Issues Including Failure of Tenants to Vacate a Unit as Per an Order to Vacate, and other issues.
United Legal Services offers legal representation services for Landlord and Tenant Board cases involving Failure of Tenants to Vacate a Unit as Per an Order to Vacate, and other issues as legal issues that fall within the purview of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, Chapter 17. Confusingly, where a dispute exists between residential landlords and former tenants, certain matters must still proceed within the Landlord Tenant Board while certain other matters must proceed in the Small Claims Court. Frequently, where multiple issues arise, some issues must proceed at the Landlord Tenant Board and other issues in the Small Claims Court. Failure to bring issues to the proper forum can result in a dismissal of proceedings and possibly with a loss of right to redo or restart proceedings in the proper fashion and within the correct forum. Other matters, such as commercial tenancy cases are outside the jurisdiction of the Landlord Tenant Board and may be litigated in the Small Claims Court depending on the legal issues involved and whether the matter involves less than the $35,000 per Plaintiff limit.
Landlord Tenant Dispute Issues Include:
Understand Your Legal Rights.
When a landlord or tenant files an Application with the Landlord Tenant Board, particulars, being the specific details of allegations, are required.Learn More
The duty and responsibility for the maintenance of residential complex is statutorily mandated upon the landlord; and accordingly, the duty to treat a bed bug...Learn More
Eviction During Winter
A brief summary to outline the urban myth false belief that a tenant cannot be evicted during the wintertime including explanation regarding undue hardship.Learn More
Express Limitation Periods
Do the Time Limits For Starting Landlord Tenant Board Proceedings Start When a Wrong Occurs or When a Wrong Becomes Known? Generally, Landlord Tenant Board...Learn More
Typical within a Residential Tenancy Agreement is a 'guarantor' clause whereas a person, commonly the parent or parents of a young tenant, agree to guarantee...Learn More
Interfering in Rights or...
When people are living within a residential complex conflict may arise due to differences in lifestyles, habits, beliefs, and general conduct. Sanctions may...Learn More
If a matter is brought in the wrong venue, the matter may be 'kicked out'; and getting kicked out of the wrong venue when past the date in which the matter...Learn More
Legal Duties, report slip &...
With changes to occupier liability law that now imposes a duty to inform the landlord of a Notice of Slip & Fall incident, what may happen if the tenant fails...Learn More
When a landlord or a tenant engages in conduct that causes harm to the other, the harmed party is required to take reasonable steps to minimize the harm in...Learn More
Mutually Negating Conduct
Where a landlord and tenant engage in mutually harassing conduct without either taking a higher road, abatement compensation may be negated.Learn More
Obligation of Occupants
What Legal Obligations Arise When a Tenant Gets a Roommate? If a Person Moves Into a Rental Unit, Thereby Becoming a Roommate of the Existing Tenant, Then...Learn More
Pets, lease issues
It is somewhat common that a lease will contain a 'no pets' clause; however, any such provision within a lease agreement is void despite the agreement...Learn More
Purpose of Premise
Whether a rented premise is legally classified as residential or commercial can have a significant affect upon the parties to a lease arrangement.Learn More
Readiness For Occupancy
When a landlord and a tenant enter into a lease with a proposed occupancy or move-in date, the landlord takes on an absolute duty to provide a rental unit on...Learn More
Requiring Insurance Coverage
A landlord may require a tenant to obtain and provide proof of liability insurance as long as such a mandate is contained within a valid lease.Learn More
Requiring Key Deposits
Lease agreements requiring a key deposit are lawful subject to the condition that the deposit be equivalent to the cost to replace the key.Learn More
Shared Living Rights
Persons living in an accommodation arrangement involving the sharing of a kitchen or bathroom with the landlord are exempt from protections under the...Learn More
Statutorily Exempted Occupancy
What Are the Factors That Determine the Type of Accommodation Arrangements That Fall Within the Purview of the Landlord Tenant Board? Generally, the...Learn More
Toilet Misuse Issues
Disputes between a landlord and tenant when a toilet overflows or a sewage backup occurs are often heightened by misuse allegations.Learn More
A tenant that challenges the eviction process within an 'own use' by purchaser situation is entitled to full disclosure of the sales transaction details.Learn More
Unlawful Tenancy, applied...
False information provided to a landlord by a prospective tenant may result in criminal charges. Additionally, if friends of the prospective tenant assist,...Learn More