Housing Law

In Ontario, the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) sets out the law related to rent increases, evictions, repairs, and other issues that affect tenants. The RTA applies to most rental housing, although there are some living arrangements and rental situations it does not apply to.

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Steps to Justice – Abuse and Family Violence

Steps to Justice is a website that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Web tool for renters with roommates: Sharing rental housing?

There are many different kinds of shared rental arrangements and different sets of laws that apply to them. This interactive web tool will help renters find out which laws apply to their situation and what their rights and responsibilities are.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2007

Seven Steps to Solving Tenancy Problems

This guide lists seven steps to help you recognize and deal with tenancy problems. Examples show how each step can be used. The seven steps are:

  • Discover your problem
  • Know your rights
  • Know what you want
  • Know who to speak to
  • Communicate clearly
  • Be organized
  • Know when to get help

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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