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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 steps tenants can take if they have paid an illegal rent amount.
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.
This resource explains the basic rules for property division between separating married spouses, their rights and obligations with respect to the matrimonial home, and what happens to property if one spouse dies. It also explains the different situation of common-law spouses. There are sections on responsibility for debts, division of CPP credits, and written agreements. The publication closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.
When parents separate or divorce, issues about how to pay the expenses of raising their children arise. This publication discusses who has a legal responsibility to pay child support, as well as how to calculate the basic amount to be paid and other factors that can affect the amount of support, such as the child’s living arrangements and special expenses. The publication also explains how to enforce payment of child support and has a section about parents on social assistance. It closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.
When parents separate or divorce, they have to decide where the children will live, how much time the children will spend with each parent, and who will make major decisions about raising the children. This publication discusses different parenting arrangements, how to get help to work out a parenting plan, and how judges and arbitrators make these decisions if the parents cannot agree. The publication closes with information on where to find legal help.
This publication looks at spousal support for married or common-law partners who are divorcing or separating, including the factors that affect whether spousal support must be paid, in what amount, and for how long. It also contains information about spouses who are on social assistance, and how to enforce payment of support. It closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.
This resource talks about how spouses who live together must qualify for social assistance as a couple. It explains how Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program decide whether two adults who live together are spouses. Topics include applying while living with someone, being on assistance when someone moves in, living separately from a spouse, and being accused of living with someone.
Disclaimer: This site contains general legal information for people in Ontario, Canada. It is not intended to be used as legal advice for a specific legal problem.