Legal Help For Tenants Needing Advocacy and Assistance Including Straightforward Answers With Questions Such As:
Is It Legal For a Landlord to Ask For a Deposit?
A Rent Deposit Is Legal If Limited to Only the Sum of One Rental Period. Damage Deposits Are Illegal.
Understanding Tenant Rights Including What Do When Rights Are Violated By a Landlord
To a tenant, a rental dwelling is home. Of course, home means something unique to everyone and these special feelings are recognized. With this said, SPPC and DefendCharges.ca also recognizes that impartial empathy is often necessary to remain focused upon the legal issues and to remain an objective advisor and negotiator. SPPC and DefendCharges.ca helps tenants to resolve disputes by first reviewing the facts and issues and then by working to negotiate a resolution with the landlord. If resolution is evasive, SPPC and DefendCharges.ca can prepare the required Landlord Tenant Board forms and advocate at Landlord Tenant Board hearings.
Tenant Rights Issues
Protecting Against Tenant Rights Violations
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Tenant Focused Issues:
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
The use of a fresh lease at the end of a lease period as a means to impose a rent increase above the allowable guideline is unlawful.Learn More
The withdrawal of legacy services, meaning parking, laundry, storage, among other things, that were historically included throughout the tenancy arrangement,...Learn More
There are many various ways that a tenant may cause damage or injury that results in losses to a landlord. When the landlord suffers such losses the landlord...Learn More
What Can a Tenant Do If a Landlord Is Slow Getting Repair Work Done? A Landlord Has the Duty to Perform Maintenance and Repairs In a Timely Manner. When...Learn More
Generally, the duty of property maintenance falls upon the landlord; and accordingly, the landlord is required to perform snow shoveling and lawn mowing, among...Learn More
A landlord must enter a unit between 8:00am and 8:00pm; however, the twelve (12) hour period for entry within which a landlord may enter is without an...Learn More
When increasing the rent rate applicable to most residential tenancy arrangements, a landlord must provide the tenant with proper notice via the required form...Learn More
Does a Landlord Have a Right to Take Pictures of a Rental Unit Occupied By a Tenant? A Landlord Must Obtain the Consent of a Tenant If the Landlord Wishes...Learn More
When a landlord collects monies unlawfully, whether over-payment of rent or other improperly collected monies, even if initially consented to by the tenant,...Learn More
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
There are four opportunities to resolve the eviction for rent arrears process prior to the actual eviction of a tenant.Learn More
Feeling slighted by rent arrears due to failure of payment or perceived misconduct by a tenant, a landlord may wish to lockout a tenant; however, doing so...Learn More
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