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Fighting an eviction

This booklet explains what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, and what tenants can do if they get an eviction order from the Board. There is also contact information to get more information or legal help.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What tenants need to know about the law

This resource gives an overview of some of the most important aspects of the Residential Tenancies Act. Topics covered include rent increases, deposits and other charges, repairs and maintenance, discrimination, privacy, moving out, and eviction.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Harassment and discrimination

Tenants have a legal right to be free from harassment and discrimination by their landlords or by other tenants. This booklet explains these rights as well as tenants’ right to privacy in their homes. It describes what tenants can do if these rights are not respected.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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The Renter’s Toolkit: Finding and Keeping a Home

This is a step-by-step guide to finding a home that’s affordable for you, securing it, and staying housed until you are ready to move on. Each phase includes printable and fillable worksheets to guide your through the process.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

This pamphlet sets out what the offences are, how to report an offence, whom to contact, and what the available remedies are.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Can my landlord enter my home?

This section of the Settlement.Org website explains when a landlord can enter your home, looking at these topics:

  • Your rights as a tenant
  • When you move
  • Cleaning your home
  • In an emergency
  • What you can do if your landlord comes into your home illegally
  • For more information

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Know Your Rights: A guide to human rights rental housing in Ontario

This booklet on human rights and rental housing in Ontario was produced by CERA as part of the Northern Housing Rights project that investigated the experiences of housing discrimination among First Nation, Metis and Inuit people in Northwestern Ontario. It covers topics such as:

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015