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Bed Bugs and Pesticides – Information for Tenants in Ontario

This fact sheet contains legal information about the rights and responsibilities of tenants in Ontario who have bedbug infestations. It also provides information on different types of treatments and pesticides used to deal with bedbugs.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Information About Applications for a Rent Increase Above the Guideline

Under certain circumstances a landlord can apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board for a rent increase that is above the guideline amount.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Maintenance and repairs

Every tenant has the right to a home that is well maintained, in a building that is clean and safe. This booklet explains the types of maintenance and repairs that landlords must do, steps tenants can take to get things fixed, and ways tenants can get help.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Ontario’s Standard Lease

Starting April 30, 2018, landlords of most private residential rental units – from individual landlords to property management companies – must use the the standard lease template for all new leases.

Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities remain the same under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Rent increases

To increase a tenant’s rent, the landlord must follow the rules set by the Residential Tenancies Act. This booklet explains those rules. It also talks about agreements that a landlord and a tenant can make to increase the rent, rules about deposits and other charges, and steps tenants can take if they have paid an illegal rent or charge.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Renting a place to live

This resource offers basic information to tenants about how much rent a landlord can charge, deposits and payments a tenant might have to make before moving in, and other rules landlords and tenants must follow. There is also information about discrimination, moving out, taking legal action if a landlord breaks the rules, and where to get help in many languages.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What can I do at the Landlord and Tenant Board to protect my human rights?

This tip sheet from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) explains how the Ontario Human Rights Code protects your right to equal treatment and equal access to rental housing.

Available in:

English

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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Care homes – CLEO

A care home is a rented home that provides health care services, attendant care services, or help with daily living. This booklet explains how to tell if someone is a care home tenant and describes the rights of care home tenants. It covers topics such as information packages, tenancy agreements, rent, services, and evictions.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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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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