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 […]
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 […]
The legal framework governing commercial tenancies – leases of offices, warehouses, production facilities and other business premises – is different from the framework that governs residential tenancies in a number of key ways. First, commercial and residential tenancies are governed by the Commercial Tenancies Act and Residential Tenancies Act, respectively, and the two acts vary […]
Disputes with contractors over construction, renovation, landscaping or other such work are the most common type of cases in the Small Claims Court, and their success very much depends on proper actions being taken at the very early stages of the conflict. Our practice shows that a home owner is often somewhat lost when faced […]
This post discusses how uninsured drivers can defend car accident claims filed by insurance companies in small claims court.