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Michael Thiele
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Residential Landlord and Tenant Lawyer in Ontario Canada
Residential Landlord and Tenant Lawyer in Ontario Canada

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Raising the Rent in Ontario--Any limits?
So what has really changed in the Residential Tenancies Act with respect to increasing the rent for a rental unit covered by the Residential Tenancies Act in Ontario?   The law still allows a landlord to charge any amount of rent at the commencement of a te...
Raising the Rent in Ontario--Any limits?
Raising the Rent in Ontario--Any limits?
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Form N5 technicalities: terminating a tenancy for noise and other anti-social behaviour
THE FORM N5: Technical requirements when a terminating a tenancy for substantial interference with reasonable enjoyment One of the most complicated processes under the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act is to terminate a tenancy for substantial interference ...
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Airbnb and Ontario tenants. Is it legal for tenants to rent out their units?
Whether tenants can rent their units out on Airbnb is a question that I am being asked more and more.  Landlord's are calling me expressing concern that there are strangers in their buildings and that other tenants are complaining about them.  The "stranger...
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Residential Tenancies Act Amendments: Consultation!
The Ontario government is going through a consultation process respecting proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act.  Public consultation has been extended to the end of June 2016.  The government has produced a consultation paper  that lays out ...
Residential Tenancies Act Amendments: Consultation!
Residential Tenancies Act Amendments: Consultation!
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FIX MY APARTMENT PLEASE: THE LANDLORD'S OBLIGATION
I'm told by some people that my blog is missing a decent article dealing with the issue of repairing broken things in an apartment.   So this is my crack at addressing that shortcoming. I've received many dozens of questions that focus on needed repairs and...
FIX MY APARTMENT PLEASE: THE LANDLORD'S OBLIGATION
FIX MY APARTMENT PLEASE: THE LANDLORD'S OBLIGATION
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FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS: GO TO JAIL !
Criminal negligence causing death.  That is what a landlord was charged with, convicted, and sentenced to a global sentence of 3 years in prison for in failing to make sure that a rental property that he owned was up to fire-code standards.  The facts of th...
FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS: GO TO JAIL !
FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS: GO TO JAIL !
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Landlord's Own Use: Delaying the takeover.
Tenant's in Ontario are fairly secure in their tenancy during the course of a fixed term.  The only legal grounds to terminate a tenancy during a fixed term (the typical fixed term is the one year lease that people sign at the beginning of the tenancy), is ...
Landlord's Own Use: Delaying the takeover.
Landlord's Own Use: Delaying the takeover.
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RENT RECEIPTS: WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM A LANDLORD
In Ontario, tenant's are entitled to receive a receipt for rent that they pay.  This is true even if their rent is paid by cheque, electronic transfer, or other instrument that would appear to be its own receipt.    The landlord's obligation to provide a re...
RENT RECEIPTS: WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM A LANDLORD
RENT RECEIPTS: WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM A LANDLORD
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GURANTORS & CO-SIGNERS OF RESIDENTIAL LEASES
If you are looking for information respecting the nature of a guarantee or the obligation of a co-signer with respect to residential leases governed by Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act then I am pleased to offer these comments. A guarantor in the residen...
GURANTORS & CO-SIGNERS OF RESIDENTIAL LEASES
GURANTORS & CO-SIGNERS OF RESIDENTIAL LEASES
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