Legal Services May Be Available For Tenants Including Advice, Answers, Advocacy, and Assistance, For Questions Such As:
Is It Legal For a Landlord to Ask For a Deposit?
A Rent Deposit Is Legal If Limited to Only the Sum of One Rental Period. Damage Deposits Are Illegal.
Understanding Tenant Rights Including What Do When Rights Are Violated By a Landlord
To a tenant, a rental dwelling is home. Of course, home means something unique to everyone and these special feelings are recognized. With this said, Thamar Abdu Paralegal also recognizes that impartial empathy is often necessary to remain focused upon the legal issues and to remain an objective advisor and negotiator. Thamar Abdu Paralegal helps tenants to resolve disputes by first reviewing the facts and issues and then by working to negotiate a resolution with the landlord. If resolution is evasive, Thamar Abdu Paralegal can prepare the required Landlord Tenant Board forms and advocate at Landlord Tenant Board hearings.
Tenant Rights Issues
Protecting Against Tenant Rights Violations
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Tenant Focused Issues:
Certain events, such as a major fire, flood or serious water damage, tornado or windstorm, or other unforeseen circumstances, including changes in law, may...Learn More
When a landlord seeks to evict a tenant for the 'own use' of the Landlord, including certain close family members, the landlord must genuinely possess a good...Learn More
There are many various ways that a tenant may cause damage or injury that results in losses to a landlord. When the landlord suffers such losses the landlord...Learn More
Does the Residential Tenancies Act Apply If a Landlord Moves In and Becomes a Roommate of a Tenant? The Residential Tenancies Act...Learn More
What Happens If a Landlord Fails to Make Timely Repairs? A Landlord Is Legally Required to Maintain the Rental Unit and Rental Complex and Do So In a Timely...Learn More
Does a Landlord Have a Right to Take Pictures of a Rental Unit Occupied By a Tenant? A Landlord Must Obtain the Consent of a Tenant If the Landlord Wishes...Learn More
Whereas a tenant holds the right to return following a renovation to the unit previously occupied by the tenant, the question may arise as to what extent of...Learn More
In general, the tenant has the right to resume living in the building following the completion of the renovations and the landlord is unable to increase the...Learn More
When a landlord collects monies unlawfully, whether over-payment of rent or other improperly collected monies, even if initially consented to by the tenant,...Learn More
Lease agreements requiring a key deposit are lawful subject to the condition that the deposit be equivalent to the cost to replace the key.Learn More
A lease term purporting to delegate the duty of snow shoveling to a tenant is problematic for a landlord whereas such is usually unenforceable and the landlord...Learn More
What Are the Factors That Determine the Type of Accommodation Arrangements That Fall Within the Purview of the Landlord Tenant Board? The Residential...Learn More
There are four opportunities to resolve the eviction for rent arrears process prior to the actual eviction of a tenant.Learn More
A landlord is statutorily required to hold and protect the private information regarding a tenant. Failure to do so may result in a Landlord Tenant Board...Learn More