Landlord and Tenant Rights - (705) 268-6492
At Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation, we can assist both Landlords and Tenants in obtaining the results they want. We can ensure that you are sending out the proper notices while adhering to the Residential Tenancies Act. We can also represent you at the Landlord and Tenant Board.
We can assist LANDLORDS and TENANTS in the following areas:
- Enforcing rights related to property standards, such as housing repairs;
- Illegal Acts;
- Landlord and Tenant Board disputes;
- Rent Increases;
- Persistent Late Payment of Rent;
- Assistance understanding your rights under the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA);
- Human Rights claims;
- Rental Arrears; and
- All other legal matters relating to Landlord & Tenant Law.
CHANGES TO THE RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2017:
As of September 1, 2017, the Ontario government has introduced new requirements for Landlords under the “Rental Fairness Act.”
In order for the landlord to evict a tenant so that they or a family member can live in the rental unit:
- the landlord or family member must intend to live in the unit for at least one year and;
- the landlord must compensate the tenant for one month’s rent or offer the tenant another acceptable unit.
If the landlord advertises the rental unit for rent less than one year after the tenant vacates the unit, there is an inference of bad faith and the tenant may apply to the Landlord Tenant Board within a year of moving out of that unit for:
- all or a portion of any increased rent incurred for a one-year period after vacating the rental unit;
- reasonable out-of-pocket expenses including moving, storage, and other expenses,
- abatement of rent and;
- an administrative fine for up to $25,000.00
Call KATHERINE ARMSTRONG at the office of Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation at 705-268-6492 for more information.