Recent Changes to Residential Tenancies Act


Presented: April 7, 2018
Location: East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., East York, ON M4C 5R1

Guest Speaker

Doug Levitt

(Levitt DiLolla LLP)



This CPD will explore recent changes to the Residenal Tenancies Act, 2006 made pursuant to the Rental Fairness Act, 2017, and provide an overview of recent changes to rules at the LTB, a perspective on the impact and fairness of those changes to both landlords and tenants, and an overview of preening (June 2018) changes to regulations for Short Term Rentals.

PLEASE NOTE: You must ENROLL to gain access to all reference material under the ‘Resources’ section below.

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
  • Changes to the RFA (Rental Fairness Act, 2017)
  • Can a landlord collect prospective rent when a tenant breaches a lease?
  • Illegal charges: AGI (aboce guidelines increases) and Capex (capital expenditure) rule changes
  • Recent trends: services and facilities, fixed forever?
  • New restrictions on residential landlords charging prospective rent after breach of lease/lease termination (unlike commercial tenancy rules)
  • Illegal charges - Fees other than those specifically authorized by LTB
  • Illegal charges - Consideration of goods and services
  • Illegal charges - Rent for any portion of property where rents in total are greater than lawful rent
  • Illegal charges - Any amount for rent after tenancy is terminated and tenant has vacated
  • Illegal charges - Any amount charged to a former tenant
  • Illegal charges - Concerns re potential to motivate tenants who want to break leases to behave badly
  • Recovery of arrears
  • Recovery of damages
  • Potential for reduction in rent commensurate with reduction in services
  • Short Term Rentals changes, June 2018
  • Sub-leasing situations
  • Unauthorized occupancy

Topics for this course

1 Lessons2h 30m

Recent Changes to Residential Tenancies Act CPD video

Recent Changes to Residential Tenancies Act – April 7, 20182:39:35

Material Includes

  • Keeping up with RTA Presentation
  • TST-55221 2014 LTB (Suite Meter)
  • TET-69273 2016 LTB (Suite Meter)
  • TET-64613-15 (Re) 2016 LTB (Repairs v. Reas Enj)
  • Onyskiw v. CJM Property Management Ltd. 2016 ONCA (Repairs v. Reas Enj)
  • Morguard Residential and Lilli Peters 2010 Div Crt (Human Rights)
  • Dixon v. 930187 Ontario 2010 HRTO (Human Rights)
  • 2016canlii71625 (Staff Harrassment)
  • 2009canlii78987 (Staff Harrassment)