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Resources and Publications

Can your landlord take your stuff?
(
November
2012
)

This resource 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.

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Care homes
(
February
2012
)

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.

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Does your landlord want you to move out? (Fact sheet)
(
May
2014
)

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 referral information in many languages.

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Fighting an eviction
(
July
2013
)

This resource explains 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 what tenants can do if they get an eviction order from the Board. There is also contact information to get more information or legal help.

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Harassment and discrimination
(
February
2013
)

Tenants have a legal right to be free from harassment and discrimination by their landlords or by other tenants. This resource 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.

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Maintenance and repairs
(
February
2012
)

Every tenant has the right to a home that is well maintained, in a building that is clean and safe. This resource 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.

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Moving out
(
September
2014
)

This resource describes what tenants have to do if they want to move out, and what can happen if they do not follow the rules. There are sections dealing with ways to move out early: making an agreement with a landlord, assigning, subletting, and applying to the Landlord and Tenant Board.

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Rent increases
(
August
2014
)

To increase a tenant’s rent, the landlord must follow the rules set by the Residential Tenancies Act. This resource 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.

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Renting a place to live (Fact sheet)
(
May
2014
)

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 referral information in many languages.

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Web tool for renters with roommates: Sharing rental housing?

Interactive web tool to help people in different kinds of shared rental arrangements find out which laws apply to their situation and what their rights and responsibilities are.

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