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Ontario Curbing Abuse of Unlawful Evictions

Effective September 1, 2017, when a landlord ends a tenancy so that they or a family member can use a rental unit, landlords must:

  • Provide one month’s rent to the tenant as compensation or offer the tenant another acceptable rental unit.
  • Express intent to occupy the unit for at least one year. If the landlord advertises, re-rents or demolishes/converts the unit within one year, she or he will be considered to have acted in bad faith unless they can prove otherwise, and could face a fine of up to $25,000.

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