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SPPC and DefendCharges.ca offers legal help for Landlord and Tenant Board cases involving Rent Arrears, Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent, and much more as issues in dispute that are governed by 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. Sometimes, when multiple legal issues arise, there are issues that must proceed at the Landlord Tenant Board while other issues proceed at 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.
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When a landlord or tenant files an Application with the Landlord Tenant Board, particulars, being the specific details of allegations, are required.Learn More
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
Do the Time Limits For Starting Landlord Tenant Board Proceedings Start When a Wrong Occurs or When a Wrong Becomes Known? Generally, Prescribed Limitation...Learn More
Certain events, such as a major fire, flood or serious water damage, tornado or windstorm, or other unforeseen circumstances, including changes in law, may...Learn More
When a landlord seeks to evict a tenant for the own use of the Landlord, or use by certain close family members, the landlord must genuinely possess a good...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The smoking habits of a tenant may cause interference in the reasonable enjoyment of neighbouring units occupied by other tenants or even neighbour properties...Learn More
A lease term purporting to delegate the duty of snow shoveling to a tenant is problematic for a landlord whereas such is usually unenforceable and the landlord...Learn More
The maintenance requirements imposed upon a landlord per the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 appear as without limit to the triviality of the concern.Learn More
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
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