beaches images, 
Nick Boothby best in Toronto Beach Neighbourhood real estate
Real Estate Homeward logoNick Boothby's Home pagetab graphicNick Boothby Hometab graphicSelling your hometab graphicbuying a hometab graphicnick boothby's links and infotab graphicboothby's newslettrstab graphicabout ustab graphic

Residential Tenancies Act

Tenant Protection act replacement came in effect on January 31, 2007

Changes to rules governing rents and landlord-tenant relationships were made in particular:

  • The annual rent increase guideline will be based on the Ontario Consumer Price Index, which is the rate of inflation for the year running from June to May. For more details on Consumer Price Index see Stats Can Website and click on link for Consumer price index for Ontario
  • Landlords will be able to inspect rental units for maintenance problems, with 24 hours notice. There are many conditions where a landlord can enter into a leased unit. For details see the Residential Tenancies Act
  • Landlords will have more remedies to deal with a tenant if he/she is causing willful and/or excessive damage in a rental unit or building. These will shorten the eviction process approximately by half.
  • Improvements to processes under the Landlord and Tenant Board (formerly known as the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal)
  • Interest paid last month’s rent deposit will be the tied to the Consumer Price Index

According to the Act, if the unit is listed for sale, a landlord can enter to allow a potential purchaser, insurer or lender to view it between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., but only if 24 hours written notice is given to the tenant.

Also, if a notice of termination has been given by either the landlord or tenant, or there is an agreement to terminate the tenancy, and the landlord wants to show the unit to a potential new tenant, you may only enter between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Written notice is not required by law, but the landlord must try to tell the tenant before entering the unit.

Read the Residential Lenancies Act

The Ontario government provides the full text of the law: Read Here

Planning to buy or sell Immediately? Contact Nick Boothby

Let Nick Boothby help you find your DREAM HOME


Ready to Buy?

You have made your decision and are ready to buy! We can help you find your Dream Home. Contact us and we can start the ball rolling.

tel: 416-698-2090   cell: 416-319-7575     emails: Nick  Christine

Have a look at Nick's Featured Home

Buying FAQ

Have a look at the most Common Questions about the whole buying process. Nick Boothby has compiled dozens of questions in this informative FAQ.

A "must read" before buying a home.

Automatic MLS Reports

Let Nick Boothby set up the Multiple Listing Service database (MLS) so that you automatically receive notification when properties of interest to you are listed. Nick sets it up and the process is automatic. If you want to view a property, just give Nick a call and he will gladly arrange for a viewing.


Nick Boothby, Maddy Dennett and Greg McDowell
REALTORS® / Salespersons

Christine DeMerchant Unlicenced Support Person
Real Estate Homeward, Brokerage
1858 Queen St. E., Toronto, On, M4L 1H1, Canada
tel: 416-698-2090   fax: 416-693-4284
Maddy's cell: 416-951-5507   Greg's cell: 647-984-3065
emails: Nick   Maddy   Greg   

Disclaimer: Nick Boothby and his team take great care in insuring the accuracy of our facts but some information cannot be verified. We do not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process discussed or presented. Privacy Policy