Housing/Living Arrangements Covered by the Provincial Legislation
Nowadays, living arrangements that are covered by the Provincial Legislation can be a tricky subject. No worries, here at Civil Litigations Paralegal Services, we are here to let you know your rights as a tenant, and as a landlord. Since 1996, we have covered this topic, extensively.
Ontario lawmakers take away and add laws all the time. Therefore, it is important to study up on any subject when dealing with the law. If you are dealing with this landlord/tenant issue in court, please contact us and let us hear your situation.
Rental residential housing exclusions
Exclusion is the act or practice of excluding, which is keeping out. This means there are laws set that exclude specific living arrangements from coverage by the Provincial legislation. The list is a long one, but we have included a link to a trusted source.
As with any law regarding housing, there are always exclusions to consider. It is imperative that you know these exclusions before taking your case to court. We have had both tenant and landlords come to us for representation where their case fell into these exclusions. So study this list carefully.
Many have questions about contracts. The central question commonly asked is if signing a lease is required. The answer is no. However, if the rental agreement is not on paper, then the tenant must have the landlords name and address provided to them for document delivery purposes.
We have run into many cases where a lease didn’t exist, and the tenant tried to use that for their case. As long as the landlord provided their name and address to the tenant, the landlord was in the clear. Then there are the cases where the landlord did not provide the tenant with their contact information, and the verdict went toward the favor of the tenant. We suggest that all landlords get a lease signed to avoid any confusion in the future.
What is the Ontario Tenant Landlord Board?
The Landlord and Tenant Board is a tribunal that is run by the Ontario Government. They provide solutions for the tenant, and the landlord under the Landlord and Tenant Act. They are the ones that judge each case in a court of law.
Landlord and Tenant Act governs tenant/landlord relations in Ontario. The Landlord and Tenant act originated in 1998. This means that all disputes must go through a court of law. Some people criticized the Act as being biased toward the landowner. Therefore, in 2006, legislation repealed and replaced the act with the Residential Tenancies Act.
This new legislation allowed for an unbiased judgment in all cases. In this newer Act, either the Tenant of the Landlord can apply to the board. If you fall into this situation, contact Civil Litigations Paralegal Services today and let us help. Setting up an appointment is only a few mouse clicks away. SIMPLY select a date and time to come into our office for up to a 30-minute free consultation.Landlord Tenant Board Ontario