Affordable Legal Help Involving a Broad Range of Tenancy Issues Including Eviction for Causing Damage, Eviction for Unlawful Conduct, and more!
Truax Legal Services offers legal representation services for Landlord and Tenant Board (the "LTB") cases involving Eviction for Causing Damage, Eviction for Unlawful Conduct, and more as legal issues that fall within the purview of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, Chapter 17. Confusingly, where a dispute exists between residential landlords and former tenants, certain matters must still proceed within the LTB while certain other matters must proceed in the Small Claims Court. Frequently, where multiple issues arise, some issues must proceed at the LTB and other issues in the Small Claims Court. Failure to bring issues to the proper forum can result in a dismissal of proceedings and possibly with a loss of right to redo or restart proceedings in the proper fashion and within the correct forum. Other matters, such as commercial tenancy cases are outside the jurisdiction of the LTB and may be litigated in the Small Claims Court depending on the legal issues involved and whether the matter involves less than the $35,000 per Plaintiff limit.
Truax Legal Services provides affordable legal advice and professional representation including Landlord Tenant Board services for clients located in Toronto, Riverside, Scarborough, North York, Leslieville, among other places!
The duty and responsibility for the maintenance of residential complex is statutorily mandated upon the landlord; and accordingly, the duty to treat a bed bug...Learn More
The presumption that a tenant is legally obligated to vacate a rental unit in the same condition as the tenant received the unit is incorrect. A tenant is...Learn More
A brief summary to outline the urban myth false belief that a tenant cannot be evicted during the wintertime including explanation regarding undue hardship.Learn More
Certain events, such as a major fire, flood or serious water damage, tornado or windstorm, or other unforeseen circumstances, including changes in law, may...Learn More
When a landlord seeks to evict a tenant for the 'own use' of the Landlord, including certain close family members, the landlord must genuinely possess a good...Learn More
Typical within a Residential Tenancy Agreement is a 'guarantor' clause whereas a person, commonly the parent or parents of a young tenant, agree to guarantee...Learn More
The use of a fresh lease at the end of a lease period as a means to impose a rent increase above the allowable guideline is unlawful.Learn More
The withdrawal of legacy services, meaning parking, laundry, storage, among other things, that were historically included throughout the tenancy arrangement,...Learn More
If a matter is brought in the wrong venue, the matter may be 'kicked out'; and getting kicked out of the wrong venue when past the date in which the matter...Learn More
Effective April 30th 2018, most landlords are required to use the new Ontario Standard Lease. Certain landlords are exempt from this requirement.Learn More
Generally, the duty of property maintenance falls upon the landlord; and accordingly, the landlord is required to perform snow shoveling and lawn mowing, among...Learn More
A landlord must enter a unit between 8:00am and 8:00pm; however, the twelve (12) hour period for entry within which a landlord may enter is without an...Learn More
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
It is somewhat common that a lease will contain a 'no pets' clause; however, any such provision within a lease agreement is void despite the agreement...Learn More
When a landlord and a tenant enter into a lease with a proposed occupancy or move-in date, the landlord takes on an absolute duty to provide a rental unit on...Learn More
Whereas a tenant holds the right to return following a renovation to the unit previously occupied by the tenant, the question may arise as to what extent of...Learn More
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
In general, the tenant has the right to resume living in the building following the completion of the renovations and the landlord is unable to increase the...Learn More
When a landlord collects monies unlawfully, whether over-payment of rent or other improperly collected monies, even if initially consented to by the tenant,...Learn More