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Too darn hot: mandating max residential temperatures

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 9:03 AM | By Ray Mikkola

Residential landlords in Ontario are required to ensure that all habitable areas of a residence are maintained at a temperature of at least 20 degrees Celsius, pursuant to section 15 (1) of O Reg 517/06 made under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 SO 2006 c. 17 (the RTA). The law is much less clear regarding the obligation of a residential landlord when it comes to the provision of cooling of residences.

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