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Re: “Ontario Tenants Can Now Easily Break A Lease…And This Is A Good Thing!”

Posted: September 20th, 2018, 11:48 pm
by cassandra
Sneaky wrote:
August 30th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Robin wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Look at the Rental Fairness Act of 2017 which was a good start to helping Tenants:

RTA amendment (to s. 134) prohibits a landlord from collecting or attempting to collect from a former tenant of a rental unit any amount of money "purporting to be rent" with respect to any period after the tenancy has terminated and the tenant has vacated the rental unit. In situations where a tenant wishes to “break” a fixed-term lease, a usual tactic is deliberate non-payment of rent or to hold a "lease-breaking party," in order to receive an eviction notice from the landlord. The eviction notice requires the tenant to vacate the unit within a matter of weeks, and if the tenant does so, the tenancy is terminated.

Prior to the RTA amendments, it was common for landlords to demand or formally claim any lost rent pending re-rental of the unit as “damages” for the tenant’s deliberate breach of contract. Now, such a claim is prohibited, and where a landlord makes demand for same, the landlord is also exposed to substantial fines.
Yes.

Want to move, don't pay rent.

However, make sure you get the legal N4 document and do not simply not pay rent and leave.
This is really helpful, but the landlords must hate it.

Re: “Ontario Tenants Can Now Easily Break A Lease...JUST DON'T PAY RENT AND LEAVE IN 14 DAYS!"

Posted: October 16th, 2018, 10:37 pm
by evicted
Let's keep this up top to educate Tenants.

Re: “Ontario Tenants Can Now Easily Break A Lease...JUST DON'T PAY RENT AND LEAVE IN 14 DAYS!"

Posted: November 22nd, 2018, 10:51 pm
by Sneaky
Get the message out.

This is freeing tenants from abusive landlords.

Re: “Ontario Tenants Can Now Easily Break A Lease...JUST DON'T PAY RENT AND LEAVE IN 14 DAYS!"

Posted: December 1st, 2018, 3:02 pm
by Barrie Renter
I like the fact we can leave AT ANY TIME!

Re: “Ontario Tenants Can Now Easily Break A Lease...JUST DON'T PAY RENT AND LEAVE IN 14 DAYS!"

Posted: December 20th, 2018, 10:02 pm
by evicted
Barrie Renter wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 3:02 pm
I like the fact we can leave AT ANY TIME!
TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

GET THE MESSAGE OUT TO EVERYONE!