By: Allistair Trent

Tenant with Pets in Pet Restricted Condos

Tags: Pet restricted condos, tenants with pets,

Condominiums currently comprise a substantial segment of the Ontario rental market particularly in large urban centres. This can often lead to legal issues arising from conflicts between the Condominium Act and the Residential Tenancies Act.  Nowhere is this more apparent than in the case of rules relating to pets.   Tenants in Ontario cannot be evicted for having pets in their units as...Read More

By: Allistair Trent

What Legal Marijuana Means For Ontario Landlords and Tenants

Tags: Legal marijuana and Ontario rentals, Ontario landlords, Ontario marijuana in rentals

A lot of attention has been directed at the effect of marijuana legalization and what it will mean for Ontario landlord and tenants. Contrary to all the hype however it should have little if any effect:   In 2008 I argued the first case in Ontario to uphold a no smoking lease and evict the tenant for smoking. When the case was first called the Board Member conducting the hearing noted that s...Read More