Special Concerns for Residential Rental Properties

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The Residential Tenancies Act applies with respect to rental units and residential complexes despite any other Act, agreement or waiver to the contrary (s. 3(1)). The only provincial statute that takes priority in a conflict is the Human Rights Code (s. 3(4)).


    • regulates residential rent prices in Ontario
    • protects residential tenants from unlawful rent increases and evictions
    • balances the rights and responsibilities of residential landlords and tenants
    • provides for informal methods of dispute resolution, including adjudication

Human Rights Claim

If you’ve been the subject or accused of discrimination or harassment contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code we can help you file an application or response to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and guide you through the hearing process.

Landlord-Tenant Disputes

The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) operates under the Residential Tenancies Act. It hears applications for eviction or unjust eviction and resolves disputes between landlords and tenants. See LTB Rules, Practice Directions and Guidelines.

Mortgage Refinancing

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Real Estate Fraud
Title Insurance
Title Search

Search Methods

    • Search Name of individual
    • Search Property (Teraview) by name, address or PIN of the map database to retrieve a Parcel Register, including a property map file and a list of adjacent properties
    • Document View – retrieve documents, including instrument images, registered in POLARIS
    • Search Writs (WritSearch) by debtor name or execution number and retrieve Execution/Clearance Certificates and Writ Details Reports filed with any sheriff/enforcement office in Ontario
    • OWL – search writs of execution
    • WritFiling – issue and file writs of execution

* Searches in person can be performed at the nearest available ROSCO (Remote Online Search Capability Ontario) terminal location at land registry offices across the Province.

** Teranet (a private international corporation) developed, owns and operates POLARIS (Ontario’s Electronic Land Registration System) and is the exclusive provider of Ontario’s online property search and registration.

Relevant Statutes