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By: Spectrum Paralegal
April 19, 2017

We discuss failed real estate transactions and circumstances of the seller keeping, or the buyer claiming, the real estate deposit in Small Claims Court.

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
October 19, 2016

The idea that a Provincial Offences Court may dismiss a traffic ticket if the trial is delayed is fairly widely known, and this is, indeed, the case. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides for an individual’s right to be tried within a reasonable time. A traffic ticket, like any other charges under the […]

By: Spectrum Paralegal
September 7, 2016

The Function of the Small Claims Court The Small Claims Court is a forum meant to reduce the strain of civil litigation on the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, and promote simpler and more efficient resolution of relatively minor disputes. Briefly put, a minor dispute in this case is one where no more than […]

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 […]