Landlord and Tenant Issues for Paralegals


Presented: January 25, 2020 Location: Zoom Guest Speaker

George Brown OPA President, Paralegal (George Brown Professional Corporation)

Overview Residential Tenancy Law in Canada is governed by the provinces, like that of other provinces. Ontario Residential Tenancy law is defined by a basic piece of legislation, The Residential Tenancies Act (the “RTA”) that outlines the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants. It also provides for an unbiased administrative forum to deal with disputes. The 2016 Census list the Ontario Renters market at 1,559,720 tenants therefore, paralegals are the go-to legal representatives for many when it comes to landlord and tenant matters. For this reason, the OPA’s first CPD of 2020 will explore the RTA and the Landlord and Tenant Board.

This program contains 2 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive content.

What Will I Learn?

  • This program contains 2 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive content
  • The History of Landlord-Tenant Law in Ontario
  • Jurisdiction – maximum remedies
  • Lease Agreement - Obligation to provide a signed lease agreement
  • Lease Agreement - Consequences for not provided executed lease agreement
  • The Law of Notice
  • Notices of Terminations and pitfalls
  • Domestic Violence Notice of Termination – pitfalls and potential abuse
  • Grounds for Termination - Noise Complaints
  • Grounds for Termination - Illegal Act
  • Grounds for Termination - Damage to property
  • Grounds for Termination - Non-Payment of Rent
  • Grounds for Termination - Persistent late Payment
  • Grounds for Termination - Landlord Own Use
  • Grounds for Termination - Purchaser’s Own Use
  • Constructing a Case before the Board
  • Rent to Own
  • Administrative Fines
  • Rent Abatement Principals
  • Reasonable Accommodations

Topics for this course

1 Lessons2h 30m

Landlord and Tenant Issues for Paralegals CPD video

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This course was very helpful in setting the ground rules for paralegals to understand tenant rights and proceedings in the LTB. I am glad that I learned a bit more about other applications as I do provide services in this area.

Very useful and informative, thank you!