Learn the basics of Ontario housing law, tenants’ rights and landlord responsibilities.
Starting a tenancy – Ontario housing law basics
16 Feb 2022 Starting a tenancy in Ontario, what to do about discrimination during the application process, rules around deposits and rules about pets.
Maintaining a tenancy – Ontario housing law basics
15 Mar 2022 Maintaining a tenancy in Ontario, and the rules related to tenant and landlord responsibilities.
Human rights in housing – Ontario housing law basics
25 Mar 2021 Ontario human rights laws, which laws protect human rights in Canada, and how the Ontario Human Rights Code protects human rights in housing.
Discrimination in housing – Ontario housing law basics
14 May 2021 Ontario laws that protect individuals from discrimination, examples of discriminatory treatment in housing and resources that may help if you are being discriminated against.
Evictions – Ontario housing law basics
13 Jan 2022 Legal reasons for eviction in Ontario, required notice periods that must be given to tenants, what happens after an eviction notice is served, the process at an eviction hearing, and where Ontario renters can go for legal information and help.
Renovations – Ontario housing law basics
19 Mar 2021 Ontario tenants’ rights when a landlord wants to renovate a unit, disability-related concerns and how to handle a “renoviction.”
Maintenance – Ontario housing law basics
31 Mar 2021 How to handle maintenance concerns that a landlord in Ontario is not addressing, including their responsibilities to maintain your unit in a good state of repair.
Pest issues – Ontario housing law basics:
31 Mar 2021 Landlord and tenant responsibilities in Ontario, and how to handle conflict and disability-related concerns as they pertain to pest infestations.
Smoking and second-hand smoke – Ontario housing law basics
15 Nov 2022 Rules around smoking if you are a smoker, or if you are a non-smoker worried about second-hand smoke.
Students and housing – Ontario housing law basics
3 Aug 2021 Legal protections for students in Ontario in on-campus housing, subletting, issues with roommates, landlord rules about guests and parties, requests for a guarantor and terminating a lease early.
Trouble finding housing – Ontario housing law basics
16 Apr 2021 What renters in Ontario can do when they are having difficulties finding housing due to their income status, accessibility needs, discrimination or having a criminal record.