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Landlord Learning Videos

The video series offers information to Ontario’s small-scale landlord community on a variety of topics and issues. They cover topics such as smoking, second suites, finding a tenant, ending a tenancy, eviction, bedbugs, and more.

The videos were produced by Landlord’s Self-Help Centre with funding provided by Legal Aid Ontario.

Available in:

English

Format:

Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Maintenance and Repairs – Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)

This brochure looks at the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) rules about the maintenance and repair of rental properties. It includes information on landlord responsibilities, remedies available to tenants, tenant responsibilities, and remedies available to landlords. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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My landlord evicted me without following the law. What can I do?

This tip sheet contains general information on what to do if your landlord has made you leave or has locked you out of your place without getting an eviction order from the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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My landlord wants to evict me because I owe rent

Topics covered by this tip sheet include:

  • Can my landlord evict me because I owe rent?
  • Must I move out by the termination date?
  • My landlord gave me a Notice of Hearing. Can I settle my case before the hearing?
  • What is a payment plan?
  • Where can I get help or more information?
  • Payment plan worksheet
     

Available in:

English, Français

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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What can I do if my landlord or someone buying my place wants to move in?

This tip sheet gives general information about what you can do if your landlord or someone who buys the place that you rent wants you to move out so that they can live in your place.

Available in:

English, Français

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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Can your landlord take your stuff?

This booklet explains what landlords can do with personal property that tenants leave behind when they move or are evicted. It describes when it is legal for a landlord to take a tenant’s belongings, what a landlord can do with the belongings of a tenant who dies, and what some of the rules are for a tenant who lives in a mobile or land lease home.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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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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Does your landlord want you to move out?

This resource offers basic information about 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 where to get help in many languages.

Available in:

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

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017