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Cannabis legalization and renters

September 5, 2018 latest news Comments Off on Cannabis legalization and renters
Cannabis legalization and renters

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, will be legalized in Canada on Oct. 17.  This means that it is no longer a crime to possess small amounts of cannabis.  However, that doesn’t mean you can use it anywhere you wish.  For example, some provinces won’t permit cannabis to be consumed in public places.

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Ontario’s new standard rental lease will be easier for landlords and tenants

February 12, 2018 latest news Comments Off on Ontario’s new standard rental lease will be easier for landlords and tenants
Ontario’s new standard rental lease will be easier for landlords and tenants

Ontario leases will soon be easier to read and use as a new standard lease form and guide book will roll out at the end of April. The provincial government said it will better protect tenants from illegal terms on their leases by making the language simple and easy to understand.

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Ontario landlords push for right to ban cannabis smoking by renters despite tenant laws

January 23, 2018 latest news Comments Off on Ontario landlords push for right to ban cannabis smoking by renters despite tenant laws
Ontario landlords push for right to ban cannabis smoking by renters despite tenant laws

Ontario landlords want the right to immediately ban the use of pot in rental properties when recreational weed is legalized this summer, arguing they should be allowed to change tenants’ existing leases to stop the drug from being consumed in their units.

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Risk for landlords who don’t comply with prescribed form of residential tenancy agreement

January 15, 2018 latest news Comments Off on Risk for landlords who don’t comply with prescribed form of residential tenancy agreement
Risk for landlords who don’t comply with prescribed form of residential tenancy agreement

Recent amendments to Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) include a provision (s. 12.1) requiring that “Every tenancy agreement that is entered into in respect of a tenancy of a prescribed class … shall … be in the form prescribed for that class of tenancies … .”

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