Providing Legal Help to Tenants Including Answers to Questions Such As:
Can the Landlord Evict Me Out to Do a Renovation?
Generally No, An Eviction Due to Renovation May Be a Guise to Evict and Replace a Tenant. This Is Often Referred to As a Renoviction.
A Helpful Guide on How to Know If, and What to Do When, a Landlord May Be Violating the Rights of a Tenant
Your home is where your heart is and where your most special memories are made. Of course, 'home' always means something uniquely special to everyone. Defend-It Legal Services recognizes the importance of your home while also appreciating that a legal services provider must maintain impartial empathy and remain focused as an objective advisor and negotiator. Defend-It Legal Services helps tenants to resolve disputes by first reviewing the facts and issues and then by working to negotiate a resolution with the landlord. If resolution is evasive, Defend-It Legal Services can prepare the required Landlord Tenant Board forms and advocate at Landlord Tenant Board hearings.
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