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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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Overcoming Barriers: A Reference Guide on Human Rights in Housing

This booklet on discrimination in housing includes information on the Human Rights Code, who is protected by the Code, prohibited grounds of discrimination, what is discrimination, direct vs. constructive discrimination, housing and the Code, what types of housing are covered by the Code, harassment, reprisal, and and how to file an application...

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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Shoveling out Responsibilities

This article on page 2 of the Northwest Community Legal Clinic's December 2011 newsletter discusses who is responsible for shoveling snow and ice around a building with tenants.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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Tenant Rights in Ontario Regarding Bed Bugs

The Government of Ontario has produced this fact sheet that answers questions such as who is responsible when a bed bug infestation is discovered in an apartment, who pays for pest control costs, and what tenants should do if the landlord fails to take action.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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The Road to Home: Working with Homeless Immigrants and Refugees

This webinar focuses on how to deliver culturally competent services through an anti-oppression framework, and how this framework is crucial in providing effective support and services to clients. Facilitated by Carolina Gajardo, COSTI Immigrant Services.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

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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A Short Guide to Toronto Municipal Property Standards

This guide briefly lists the municipal property standards, and gives references for, these items:

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Avoiding Foreclosure

This booklet describes what happens when a homeowner falls behind on mortgage payments, how lenders recover funds in Canada, options for homeowners if they fall behind on their payments, and sellin

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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Residential Tenants’ Insurance

This conference presentation covers what tenant insurance is, whether or not tenants should have tenant insurance, whether a landlord can require tenants to have insurance, and how tenants can be affected if they don't have insurance.

Available in:

English

Format:

Presentation materials

Produced/Updated In:

2010