Tenant legal issues
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If you have a problem with your landlord, you may qualify for free legal help.
Some reasons you may need legal help:
- the home or the building where you live has pests
- your home does not have basic services like heat or electricity
- Your landlord wants to:
- raise your rent in fewer than 90 days
- raise your rent by more than what the law allows
- ask you to pay for something you do not think you should have to pay for
- evict you
How to get help
You can also speak with a lawyer at a Landlord and Tenant Board office. They are called duty counsel. You do not need an appointment but it is first come, first served. Priority is given to people facing an eviction hearing.
For more information about landlord and tenant issues, visit Tribunals Ontario’s website.