Monthly Archives: January 2012

Who is responsible for snow removal?

It is the landlord’s responsibility to make sure that the residential complex is kept in a good state of repair, fit for habitation and to comply with any health, safety, housing and maintenance standards. Failure to clear the snow may … Continue reading

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Can a tenant withhold rent because their landlord isn’t properly maintaining their building or unit?

Definitely no. If the tenant withholds rent, the landlord can give the tenant a notice of termination for non-payment of rent and then file an application to evict the tenant. There are other options for dealing with maintenance problems.

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Can a tenant be evicted in the winter?

There is a common misconception that a tenant cannot be evicted for any reason in the winter time. But actually, the answer for the question above is “Yes”. There is nothing in the Residential Tenancies Act that prevents a tenant … Continue reading

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Can a landlord enter a tenant’s unit any time he wants?

The Residential Tenancies Act (the Act) allows a landlord to enter a tenant’s unit only under specific circumstances. In most cases, the landlord must first give the tenant 24 hours written notice, stating when they will enter and for what … Continue reading

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The busiest highway in North America – Highway 401

Highway 401, also known by its official name as the Macdonald–Cartier Freeway (and colloquially as the four-oh-one), is a 400-series highway in Ontario stretching 817.9km (508.2mi) from Windsor to the Quebec border.

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What Every Business Has to Know about Misleading Advertising and Labelling

False advertising or deceptive advertising is the use of false or misleading statements in advertising. As advertising has the potential to persuade people into commercial transactions that they might otherwise avoid, Canadian government uses legal regulations to control false, deceptive … Continue reading

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Just to remind of Ontario’s ban on hand-held devices while driving

Due to the number of accidents that are related to cell phone use while driving, the use of a cell phone while driving is illegal. Cellular phones can be an important safety aid for drivers, but using a cellular phone … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: Driving Without Licence

Driving without licence offence applies to anyone driving a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s licence. Even if you have been issued a driver’s licence and it expires and you do not renew it, you are still guilty of this … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: Driving Under Suspension

Under the Highway Traffic Act, driving with a suspended license is one of the most serious offences. Starting December 1st, 2010, police has had more tools to get suspended and impaired drivers off the road. The 7-day vehicle impoundment will … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: Following Too Closely

The traffic ticket for following too closely can be given to you when you follow another vehicle at a distance that is not reasonable and prudent. The exact definition of a reasonable and prudent distance will depend on the road … Continue reading

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