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Unpaid Rent Collection from Former Tenants is Now Easier

If you are a landlord and your tenant has moved out on or after September 1, 2021, the Landlord and Tenant Board has made it simpler for you to collect money from a former tenant. Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, Landlords may be able to apply directly to the Board to: collect rent or compensation that they believe a former tenant owes them, collect an amount for charges related to NSF cheques, collect costs from unpaid utility bills, collect costs from damage to the rental unit or costs incurred due to a former tenant or other visitor substantially interfering with their reasonable enjoyment or lawful right, privilege, or interest. This issue has become especially prominent for landlords during the Pandemic.

Harsher Penalties for Stunt Driving Now in Place

The new legislation implements a lower speed threshold for charges related to stunt driving of 40 km/hour or more where the posted speed limit is less than 80 km/hour. If convicted, penalties have been increased from a seven-day license suspension and vehicle impoundment to a thirty-day suspension and fourteen-day vehicle impoundment. This may have a significant impact on an individual’s daily life, including their ability to travel, to work and take care of family.

Commercial Lease: A Tenant’s Perspective

Commercial Lease: A Tenant’s Perspective During the pandemic, many businesses have faced multiple challenges, including insolvency leading to the repudiation of a commercial lease. In

Commercial Lease: A Tenant’s Perspective

$UPDATE$HEADERS<<$LTR&DATE During the pandemic, many businesses have faced multiple challenges, including insolvency leading to the repudiation of a commercial lease. In these circumstances, strapped for

Newly built property purchase

What to do when buying a newly built house?

The first step in the process of becoming a homeowner is the signing of a Purchase and Sale Agreement. A real estate lawyer is a valuable resource especially when it comes to purchasing a newly built home. For example, real estate lawyers provide their clients with valuable information about their warranty rights and obligations before they sign the contract with a builder.

Power of Attorney for Personal Care

Is the Power of Attorney for Personal Care a “Must-have”? The Answer Is “YES”. What is a Power of Attorney (the “POA”)? A power of

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