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  • Good State of Repair and Fit for Habitation

    These landlords responsibilities are found in s 20(1) of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA).20 (1) A landlord is responsible for providing and maintaining a residential complex, including the rental units in it, in a good state of repair andfit for habitation and for complying with health, safety, … Read more »

  • Mandatory Victim Surcharge Found to be Unconstitutional

    Introduction: The Canadian Criminal Code (CCC) at section 737 imposed a mandatory surcharge on anyone who pleads or is found to be, guilty, of an offence under the CCC or the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA). It was to be collected and used to fund victim support services. It also was meant … Read more »

  • Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act-Part One

    Part One deals with the second part of the Act consisting of sections six (6) through thirteen (13) called Consumers Rights and Warranties.Scope:The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) of Ontario applies to almost all consumer transactions where the consumer or the supplier is located in Ontario.A court i … Read more »

  • Injury and Alcohol, Again

    Last week I wrote about the law relating to social host liability. This week I unfortunately have another tale to tell of potential negligence related to alcohol. This weekit is about the licensed and commercial sale of alcohol and its unintended consequences. Facts:The plaintiff was a young man who … Read more »

  • What can Damage Awards be made by the Landlord & Tenant Board

    Damages Suffered by a Tenant:The concept of damages per se as a remedy for a breach of contract or the commision of a tort against a landlord is not mentioned specifically in the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). The only mention of this type of damage(s) are contained in the sections which protect m … Read more »

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