New Eviction Rules for Landlords

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Ontario Ministry of Housing

Effective September 1, 2017, when a landlord ends a tenancy so that they or a family member can use a rental unit, landlords must provide one month's rent to the tenant as compensation or offer the tenant another acceptable rental unit. They must also express intent to occupy the unit for at least one year. If the landlord advertises, re-rents or demolishes/converts the unit within one year, she or he will be considered to have acted in bad faith unless they can prove otherwise, and could face a fine of up to $25,000.

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The new measures aim to help protect tenants by discouraging landlords from unlawfully evicting them, whether for conversion of the unit into a short-term rental or immediately re-renting it at a higher rate.