A brief guide for Ontario landlords about how to collect and apply last month rental deposits.

By: Spectrum Paralegal
January 2, 2014

The Residential Tenancies Act is fairly comprehensive, and considers circumstances where a tenant carries out an illegal act or illegal business in the rental unit. Here’s what you should know. What is considered an illegal act by the tenant There are several conditions that a tenant’s act would need to meet to be characterized as […]

How to evict your tenant in Toronto when you need the rental property for your own use through the Landlord and Tenant Board.

In this post we discuss what to do if you have two tenants, one of whom has stopped paying rent and moved out, and the other tenant stays in the unit, but only pays his half of the rent.

By: Spectrum Paralegal
June 18, 2013

A step-by-step overview of how to evict a tenant through the Sheriff if the tenant doesn’t move out despite an eviction order.

Landlords we encounter are often surprised at the complexity of the process of evicting a tenant when circumstances change and they decide that they need the rental property for use by themselves or a close family member. Although the process is onerous, it makes legal sense: although the landlord retains ultimate ownership of the property, […]

In this post, we discuss what the landlord of a tenanted property can do to legally evict a tenant on the grounds that the house or condo is being sold, and the buyer doesn’t want tenants.

By: Spectrum Paralegal
July 30, 2012

All questions relating to entry into a tenant’s unit are regulated by the Residential Tenancies Act. This Act is a large volume of law which contains fairly detailed rules which both the landlord and the tenant must follow. Not knowing these rules often, unfortunately, leads to conflicts between landlords and tenants and lengthy procedures in the Landlord and Tenant […]

A step-by-step overview of the process for Ontario landlords to evict tenants through the Landlord and Tenant Board for non-payment of rent, from issue of the notice of termination to the eviction hearing.

Discussing tips on creating agreements between landlords and tenants for the tenant to pay the rental’s hydro bill, and basics of process to evict a tenant for not paying the electricity bill despite an agreement to do so.

By: Spectrum Paralegal
August 3, 2016

There are many reasons why a landlord may want to evict the tenant. There may be issues with the tenancy or the landlord-tenant relationship, such as unpaid rent. In other cases, tenant eviction is initiated for non-adversarial reasons, such as the sale or major renovation of the rental property. In either case, if the landlord […]

We consider what constitutes harassment or interference by the tenant, and how the landlord can evict the tenant for harassment or interference through the Landlord and Tenant Board in Ontario.

By: Spectrum Paralegal
January 2, 2014

Every landlord wants his or her property to remain in good condition throughout the tenancy. From this point of view, the tenant’s obligation to not damage the rental unit is of the same importance paying rent.  The Residential Tenancies Act sets out that a tenant can be evicted in case he or she has damaged […]

First, some landlords can be lenient in giving the tenants a day or two of payment extension, but let’s be clear that by law, the rent payment is late even if it’s late by just one day (though the later the payment, the stronger the landlord’s case). At the same time, one late payment isn’t […]

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