Landlord Services Including Legal Advocacy Involving Various Residential Tenancy IssuesPage last modified: June 12 2021
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Can a Landlord Ask For a Deposit?
A Landlord Can Ask For a Rent Deposit Only. The Rent Deposit Must Be No More Than For One Month When Rent Is Due Monthly or One Week When Rent Is Due Weekly. A Damage Deposit Is Illegal.
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Being a landlord is being in business and being in business as a landlord comes with many unique challenges including legal issues. Lynxs Paralegal understands that the landlord business comes with the unique legal challenges that require a strong understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, Chapter 17 and the relevant case law. Lynxs Paralegal is experienced in helping landlord clients to understand the rights and responsibilities of a landlord as well as experienced in tenant negotiations and representation at Landlord Tenant Board hearings.
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Lynxs Paralegal offers legal help to landlords with a variety of legal issues including matters arising from tenant disputes involving various forms of housing such as single-family dwellings, basement apartments, multi-residential high-rise buildings, among others.
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Landlord Focused Issues:
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What Is a Landlord Allowed to Ask a Prospective Tenant Who Is Applying For a Rental Unit? A Landlord May Ask a Prospective Tenant For Rental History Details...Learn More
Claiming Undue Damage
The presumption that a tenant is legally obligated to vacate a rental unit in the same condition as the tenant received the unit is incorrect. A tenant is...Learn More
Duties of Sellers or Agents
When a landlord engages a real estate agent to assist in selling a tenanted property, both the landlord and the agent owe duties and responsibilities to the...Learn More
Evicting When Selling
When a landlord wishes to sell a property, in certain circumstances the tenants may be required to vacate; however, the requirements for lawfully evicting...Learn More
Improper Services Withdrawal
The withdrawal of legacy services, meaning parking, laundry, storage, among other things, that were historically included throughout the tenancy arrangement,...Learn More
Landlord Sharing Facilities
What Happens to Residential Tenancies Act Protections If a Landlord Moves In and Becomes a Roommate of a Tenant? The Residential Tenancies...Learn More
Legal Issues Upon Tenant Death
A landlord is required to provide safekeeping for the property of a deceased tenant for thirty days following the death of a tenant. Additionally, the lease...Learn More
Liability of Landlord For...
Surprisingly, a landlord may, in some cases, become liable for injury or damage caused by the animals owned by a tenant.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
Notice, hours of entry
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
Notice, rent rate
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
Is a Landlord Liable For Injuries Arising From Poor Maintenance If the Maintenance Was Outsourced? As Owner of the Premises a Landlord Holds the Care and...Learn More
When a landlord wishes to, or needs to, ask a tenant to leave so to enable the landlord to perform renovations to the rental unit, the landlord is required to...Learn More
Rent Persistently Late
Being a landlord is being in business. Business comes with challenges. The landlord business comes with very unique challenges requiring an understanding of...Learn More
Smoking By Tenant
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
Snow Shoveling Duty
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
Trivial Maintenance Issues
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
Unlawful Agent Services
The Landlord Tenant Board requires that legal processes be commenced only by persons authorized by the Law Society Act to do so. Where processes are commenced...Learn More
After lease terms are set, either by writing or by conduct, a party to the lease, either landlord or tenant, are forbidden from unilaterally changing the...Learn More