Board Meeting-April 2022

  • April 27, 2022

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2017 RTA Changes Arising from Bill 124 – Rental Fairness Act, 2017

The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, continues to change as a result of amendments contained in Bill 124 – Rental Fairness Act, 2017.  Bill 124 was passed by the Ontario Legislative Assembly on May 18, 2017, received Royal Assent on May 30, 2017 and has significantly impacted the landlord community.  The most recent amendments to the RTA became effective on January 1, 2018. Harry Fine is a […]

Rental Applications: Do’s and Don’ts

This Town Hall Meeting will addresses the importance of using a Rental Application and provides an overview of the information you should be collecting to inform the selection of the tenant. We also discuss, the impact of the Ontario Human Rights Code on tenant screening and selection, how to confirm information provided by prospective tenants, […]

All Things Related to RENT (Part Two)

In this Town Hall we discuss RENT and start at the beginning by covering the basics every landlords should know and understand, including: setting the rent, vacancy decontrol, advertising the rent, annual rent increase guideline, last months’ rent and interest, additional rental charges, etc. In Part Two we tackle Rental Units Exempt for the Guideline, […]

All Things Related to RENT (Part One)

In this Town Hall we discuss RENT and start at the beginning by covering the basics every landlords should know and understand, including: setting the rent, vacancy decontrol, advertising the rent, annual rent increase guideline, last months’ rent and interest, additional rental charges, etc. In Part Two we tackle Rental Units Exempt for the Guideline, […]

Eviction by Sheriff

In this Town Hall we discuss the process a landlord must follow when filing for Eviction by Sheriff (Court Enforcement Office), additional cost and fees as well as the timeline landlords should expect for the execution of the eviction order. The presentation also includes a brief overview of the process required to obtain an eviction […]

Terminating a Tenancy Early with N5

This Town Hall Meeting explains the process a landlord must follow when seeking early termination of a tenancy for fault grounds as outlined on the form N5 – Notice to End your Tenancy for Interfering with Others, Damage or Overcrowding.

Implementing a Smoke-Free Policy

This Town Hall meeting examines the benefits of a smoke-free housing policy and discusses how landlords can implement a policy in their rental property. The presentation features the expertise of Andrew Noble, Non-Smokers’ Rights Assocation, and Claire Harvey, Toronto Public Health.

Collecting Monies Owed

You obtain termination of a tenancy based on rent arrears and end up with an Landlord and Tenant Board order directing the tenant to pay but have no idea how to enforce that order. Collecting monies owed is a challenge and this presentation explores the various options available to landlords, including garnishment, collection agencies and […]

Tenant Belongings

Landlords routinely face the dilemma of dealing with belongings left behind by a tenant following an eviction, abandonment, vacating on notice or by agreement, or the death of the tenant. It is often difficult for a landlord to know whether items are garbage or not, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure … This Town […]

Non-payment of Rent

The most common problem area among the small landlords assisted by LSHC is nonpayment of rent. This Town Hall Meeting provides information on how to manage a nonpayment of rent situation highlighting potential pitfalls and guiding you through the process required to terminate the tenancy, from preparing a notice of early termination to the enforcement […]

ENDING A TENANCY: Who, Why, When and How

In this nuts and bolts presentation we discuss how a residential rental agreement in Ontario may be terminated. The presentation details how a tenancy may be terminated, agreement, notice from tenant, or notice from landlord. It also provides an overview of the grounds for termination, notices required under the RTA, and outlines the Landlord and […]

ENDING A TENANCY: Landlord’s Own Use /Purchaser’s Use

Landlords have the right to end a rental agreement if the rental unit is required by the landlord for his/her own use, the use of an immediate member of the landlord’s family, or for a caregiver, subject to provisions of the law.  Purchasers have similar rights when permit them to end a rental agreement if […]

Entering the Rental Unit

Do you know and understand the rules that govern when and why a landlord may enter a rental unit? The rules related to privacy which govern when a landlord may enter a rental unit can be confusing. In addition, the variety of reasons for which a landlord may enter a rental unit each correlate to […]

Agreement to Terminate/Notice from Tenant

Landlords are often surprised to learn that a tenancy agreement can be ended by mutual agreement. Numerous questions usually follow and often include: how and when can this be done? what form must be used? and what if the tenant does not live up to their agreement to move? The situation is similar when a […]

Serving Documents

This Town Hall Meeting provides detailed information on the methods of service permitted in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006. This is essential information every landlord should know and understand.

Subletting and Assignment

Do you know the difference between a sublet and an assignment?  Do you know the rules established under the Residential Tenancies Act which guide landlords when the request for a sublet or assignment is made?

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