Landlord FAQ’s

Can a tenant be evicted for something that their roommate or a guest they allow into the rental unit does?

Yes, a number of the reasons for eviction are based on problems caused by an occupant of the unit (someone that the tenant lets live with them), or a guest that the tenant lets into the building. So, for example, if the tenant’s guest punches a hole in the hallway wall, the landlord could give the tenant a notice of termination and, if the problem isn’t resolved, make an application to the Board to evict the tenant.

How often can the rent be increased?

The landlord cannot increase the rent for a new tenant until 12 months after the tenancy started. Then, the landlord is allowed to increase the rent once every 12 months. The maximum increase is set by the Ontario Government each year.

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