Are Deposits Legal?
A Rent Deposit Is Legal If Equal to One Rental Period Such As One Month When Rent Is Paid Monthly. Damage Deposits Are Illegal. The Rent Deposit Cannot Be Used to Pay For Damage.
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With changes to occupier liability law that now imposes a duty to inform the landlord of a Notice of Slip & Fall incident, what may happen if the tenant fails...Learn More
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When increasing the rent rate applicable to most residential tenancy arrangements, a landlord must provide the tenant with proper notice via the required form...Learn More
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When a landlord wishes to, or needs to, ask a tenant to leave so to enable the landlord to perform renovations to the rental unit, the landlord is required to...Learn More
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The maintenance requirements imposed upon a landlord per the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 appear as without limit to the triviality of the concern.Learn More
The Landlord Tenant Board requires that legal processes be commenced only by persons authorized by the Law Society Act to do so. Where processes are commenced...Learn More