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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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Care homes

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) applies to most residential rental units, including those in care homes. Care homes are covered by most of the same rules that apply to other types of residential rental units, but there are some rules in the RTA that apply only to care homes. This brochure has information about the rules in the RTA that apply...

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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How can I end my tenancy early?

There are certain situations in which a tenant can end a tenancy before the rental period is over. This resource describes these situations:

  • There is a problem with the rental property
  • You Agree to End the Tenancy Early
  • You Find a New Tenant
  • You Sublet Your Unit
  • You Are Experiencing Domestic or Sexual Abuse

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Landlord and Tenant Board Frequently Asked Questions

This web page includes links to frequently asked questions and brochures on these topics:

  • When to Apply to the LTB
  • Starting a Tenancy
  • Rent
  • Rent Deposits and Other Charges
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Entering a Tenant's Unit
  • Ending a Tenancy

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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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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Tenants’ Belongings

This podcast, presented by the Landlord's Self-Help Centre, is a discussion of what happens to tenants' belongings left behind when a tenant leaves a rental unit. Three situations are discussed: what happens to belongings when a unit is vacated after notice has been given; when a rental unit is abandoned; and when a tenant dies.

Available in:

English

Format:

Audio

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Landlord’s Self Help Centre

This web site has information in the form of fact sheets, podcasts, and other tools meant to help small-scale landlords learn about the rules and regulations that govern residential tenancies in Ontario and manage their rental relationships effectively.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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What are my responsibilities as a landlord?

This resource presents information about the rights and responsibilities of landlords in Ontario.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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Residential Tenancies Act: The Basics

This webinar, presented by Sheeba Sibal of West Scarborough Community Legal Services, gives service providers an overview of the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act. It looks at requirements of the lease, rules about rent, termination of tenancy by the tenant, tenant privacy rights, the eviction process, and maintenance and repair issues.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Retirement Homes

Written for seniors, this section of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) web site discusses retirement homes and how they are regulated in Ontario. There are also Frequently Asked Questions, links to ACE publications on topics such as the differences between retirement homes and long-term care homes, and links to information from other...

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010