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There are different things that your landlord can do if you do not pay your rent on time. If you owe rent If your rent is overdue by even one day, your landlord might give you a Notice to End your Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent (Form N4). You...
There are a few different things your landlord can do if they think you have not paid all your rent. Eviction notice Your landlord can try to evict you if they say you owe rent. But they must follow certain steps first. Your landlord must first give...
Once you or your partner decide to separate or divorce, you have to make decisions on important things like: who will stay in your home how your children will be cared for and where they will live who will make decisions for your child financial...
If you and your partner cannot agree on your family law issues, with or without lawyers, you have two options. You can ask a family law professional to help you resolve your issues. Or, you can go to court and ask a judge to decide. Family law...
If you're starting a family law court case, you're called the applicant. Your partner is called the respondent. You're both known as the parties in your court case. The family court process follows strict rules. There is a rule about what is needed...
If your partner started a family law court case against you and you have to respond to court documents you got from them, you're called the respondent. Your partner started the case and is called the applicant. You're both known as the parties in...
In most cases, your landlord can only raise your rent by a percentage called the "guideline".The rent increase guidelineThe guideline is set by the government. By the end of each August, the government announces the guideline for the next calendar...
No matter what type of heating equipment you have, your landlord must keep it working properly so it can keep your place warm enough. Usually this means at least 20°C from September to June. The exact temperature and dates are different for...
Most people are hired without having a written contract. But an employer may want you to sign a contract. A contract might include things like: your hours of work whether the job includes shift work where you will be working how much vacation you...
Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow. This includes rules about minimum wage.Minimum wage may go up each year on October 1. The amounts below are as of October 1, 2016.In most jobs, you must...
Ontario's human rights laws say that everyone has the right to be treated equally and not be discriminated against at work. This means that your employer must do what they can to make things fair for you. This could mean doing things differently for...
If you left your job or got fired, you might have a claim against your employer. And you might have the option of suing your employer in court.But if you're a unionized worker, you can't sue your employer in court. Talk to your shop steward or union...
In most situations you have to tell your landlord in writing that you want to end your tenancy and move out. This is called giving notice. If you don't give proper notice, you could end up owing more rent. For your notice to be legal, you must:...
In most situations, you have to tell your landlord in writing that you want to end your tenancy and move out. This is called giving notice. If you don't give proper notice, you could end up owing more rent. If you live in a care home or retirement...
You may want to move out before the end of your lease or when it's too late to give enough notice. In these situations, there are things you can do to avoid owing more rent: get your landlord to agree to end your tenancy find another tenant to take...
If you do not give proper notice and do not take any other steps to end your tenancy, your tenancy might continue for a period of time after you move out. This means you could owe rent for that time. In this situation, your landlord must try to find...
Sometimes tenants who want to leave on short notice or before the end of their lease think about trying to get evicted. For example, they might have loud parties, or stop paying rent, hoping the landlord will give them an eviction notice. They hope...
When you move out, try to make sure your place is reasonably clean and not damaged. If your landlord claims you left the place damaged or dirty, they might come after you for money. If you paid a security deposit when you moved in, they might try to...
Make sure you take all your belongings with you when you leave your place, unless you are subletting to someone who has agreed to take care of your stuff.  Your landlord can keep, sell, or throw out anything you leave behind when you move out...
You or your partner may want or need to change your court order because of changes to your situation. For example: Your child's living arrangements have changed. Your child has new medical needs. Your child has new education needs. Either you or...
Just because the court ordered your employer to pay you money, does not mean that you automatically get the money. If your employer does not obey the court order, you have to take steps to try to make them pay. You won't be able to collect from the...
In most cases, the law says that married couples have to share the value of their property if they separate or divorce. This means that the partner who has more property usually pays money to the partner who has less property. Usually, the property...
The rules about who can stay in your home depend on whether you're married or in a common-law relationship. Only married couples can have a matrimonial home. Common-law couples cannot have a matrimonial home, so they have different rights. Your...
The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a type of pension plan that most workers and employers contribute to. You earn CPP credits as you work. When you retire or can't work because of a disability, you can apply to get pension payments. This is different...
A pension is a plan that pays its members after they retire. Sometimes a pension also pays after a member is fired or laid off, becomes disabled, or dies. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a special type of pension that is divided separately. Any...