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LANDLORD-TENANT DISPUTES

 

 

Landlord and tenant issues, such as evictions, rent reductions, and enforcement of Landlord and Tenant Board orders

 

Our clients include both landlords and tenants.

 

The Landlord and Tenant Board is the decision-making body in Ontario which has exclusive jurisdiction over virtually all disputes that might arise between a landlord and a residential tenant, and which applies the Residential Tenancies Act to determine the rights and obligations of those before it.  We regularly represent our clients before the Landlord and Tenant Board, and we are committed to being prepared and persuasive at every appearance.

 

With knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, its regulations, and the procedural rules which govern hearings before the Landlord Tenant Board, we are able to advance your rights and interests.

 

When Staples Canada wanted someone to teach public workshops on Landlord and Tenant law at their outlets within the Greater Toronto Area, they came to Stuart O’Connell.

 

We have the experience and the skills to stand before the Landlord and Tenant Board to make the best possible arguments on your behalf and to respond effectively to the arguments leveled against you from the other party at the hearing.

 

We recommend that you engage a lawyer to represent you at your landlord-tenant hearing.  Your arguments before the Board must be compelling in their nature and delivery. Further, the Residential Tenancies Act itself can be complex.  Time-and-again before the Landlord and Tenant Board, self-represented individuals make serious blunders of which they are often not even aware, but which result in their losing the hearing and being ordered to pay large penalties or receiving a lesser remedy than they could have obtained.

 

Here is just a sample of the subject matter we handle.

 

LANDLORDS

 

Drafting and review of tenancy agreements; representation at case management hearings, mediation hearings, and hearings before the Landlord and Tenant Board; applications to terminate a tenancy for non-payment of rent; applications to terminate a tenancy for inappropriate behaviour; applications to terminate a tenancy to perform major repairs or renovations; applications to terminate a tenancy because the tenant failed to leave after giving notice or agreeing to do so; applications to terminate a tenancy because the tenant failed to meet the terms of a settlement or order; applications to terminate a tenancy for an illegal act; applications to terminate a tenancy for personal or family use of the unit; applications to terminate a tenancy for conversion of the unit to a use other than residential; applications to terminate a tenancy for renovations or repairs that require vacant possession; applications to terminate a tenancy for good faith sale of rental unit; orders to collect arrears of rent or compensation for damage; orders requiring the tenant to provide a key to a lock that the tenant changed without permission; enforcement of an order for eviction; enforcement of an order for the payment of money; remedies for an unauthorized assignment or sublet; rental increases; rent reductions and rebates.

 

TENANTS

 

Review of tenancy agreements; representation at case management hearings, mediation hearings, and all hearings before the Landlord and Tenant Board; opposing landlord eviction applications; tenant remedies for Human Rights Code violations by the landlord; failure the of the landlord to provide and maintain the rental unit in a good state of repair; failure of the landlord to provide and maintain the unit in a state fit for habitation; failure of the landlord to provide and maintain the unit in a state of good repair; failure of the landlord to comply with health, safety, housing and maintenance standards; illegal rent charged by the landlord; unlawful rent deposits; failure of the landlord to refund the rent deposit; rent abatement applications for inadequate maintenance; rent rebates for the landlord’s failure to apply or pay interest on the last month’s rent deposit; improper disposition of a tenant’s property; harassment of a tenant by a landlord; withholding of a vital service from the tenant; entering the tenant’s unit illegally; changing the tenant’s locks without supplying the tenant with a key; interfering with the tenant’s quiet enjoyment of the premises; notice of termination of the tenancy in bad faith; a tenant’s assignment or subletting of a rental unit.

 

We have the experience and the skills to stand before the Landlord and Tenant Board to make the best possible arguments on your behalf.

 

Email or call, 1-888-558-7771  to schedule a consultation.

 

 

 

O'Connell Law group

340 King Street East,

2nd Floor

Toronto,  ON

M5A 1K8

T: 1-888-558-7771

Email: info@leadersinlaw.ca