Landlord/Tenant

FCLS may provide legal representation in the following areas of landlord and tenant law:

  1. Eviction hearings:  Your landlord has made an application to evict you. 
  2. Motions to set aside an eviction Order:  Your landlord got an Order to evict you because he/she told the Landlord and Tenant Board that you breached the terms of a legal agreement or that you agreed to end your tenancy. 
  3. Motions to void an eviction Order:  Your landlord got an Order to evict you because you owe rent money, but you are able pay this money before you are locked out of your home.
  4. Illegal lockouts:  Your landlord has locked you out of your home without following proper legal procedure.
  5. Reviews of eviction hearings:  You were not reasonably able to participate in your Landlord and Tenant Board hearing and an Order was made to evict you.  You want a new hearing.

FCLS may provide summary advice and referrals to private bar lawyers in the following areas of landlord and tenant law:

  1. Repairs and maintenance:  Your landlord is not providing the repairs and maintenance you need.
  2. Harrassment and interference with reasonable enjoyment:  Your landlord, an agent of your landlord, or another tenant is harassing you or making it unpleasant for you to live in your home.
  3. Rebate and rent reduction:  Your landlord owes you money because he/she charged illegal rent, discontinued a service included in your rent, made you pay an illegal charge, or received a reduction in municipal taxes.
  4. Sublet/assignment

Flemingdon Community Legal Services does not provide assistance in the following cases:

  1. Landlord requests for assistance.
  2. Disputes against other tenants.
  3. Tenants not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act (ex:  co-ops, persons sharing a bathroom or kitchen with the landlord, university residences).
  4. Above-guideline rent increase hearings (for help organizing co-tenants for this type of application, contact the Federation of Metro Tenants Association at 416-413-9442).

 

Useful links and information

If you are working, the Rent Bank may provide an interest-free loan of up to two month’s rent to help you keep your housing (416-924-3862)