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Advising landlords on traps in Ontario’s new Rental Fairness Act

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 8:37 AM | By Joe Hoffer

The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) was recently amended by the Rental Fairness Act, 2017 to address loopholes or abuses by some “small” landlords under the current RTA. Most of the amendments will take effect on proclamation by Ontario's lieutenant-governor within the next few months. Lawyers who advise small landlords on the operation, purchase or sale of small residential rental properties should ensure their clients are aware of the legislative changes.

Owners of rental units who want to increase the value of their property will seek to...