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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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Living in a motel: Your rights under the Residential Tenancies Act

This pamphlet discusses when living in a motel room is covered by the Residential Tenancies Act and when it is not, what tenants can do if they are locked out of their room, and how they can defend against an eviction.

Note: Most of the information here applies to all of Ontario, but some references are specific to the Nipissing area.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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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 organizations.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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The Law and Tenant Rights: What you Need to Know About the Residential Tenancies Act

This brochure explains to whom the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) applies and does not apply, and then discusses these topics:

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Guide to Tenant Rights

This brochure explains tenants’ rights related to leases and tenancy agreements, evictions, and repairs and maintenance. It includes information on guidelines for rent increases.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2007

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The Tenant Survival Manual

This manual explains the Residential Tenancies Act and includes information on the Landlord and Tenant Board, moving in, rent, repairs and maintenance, privacy, ending a tenancy, and evictions. Topics covered apply to tenants across Ontario but many of the resources listed are available only in the City of Toronto.

Available in:

English, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2007