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Housing Law

DVCLS may provide legal representation in the following areas of landlord and tenant law:

  • Eviction hearings:  Your landlord has made an application to evict you.
  • Motions to set aside an eviction Order:  Your landlord got an Order to evict you because they told the Landlord and Tenant Board that you breached the terms of a legal agreement or that you agreed to end your tenancy.
  • Motions to void an eviction Order:  Your landlord got an Order to evict you because you owe rent money, but you are able pay this money before you are locked out of your home.
  • Illegal lockouts:  Your landlord has locked you out of your home without following proper legal procedure.
  • Reviews of eviction orders:  You were not reasonably able to participate in your Landlord and Tenant Board hearing and an Order was made to evict you. You want a new hearing.

DVCLS may provide summary advice and give referrals to private bar lawyers and paralegals in the following areas of landlord and tenant law:

  • Repairs and maintenance:  Your landlord is not providing the repairs and maintenance you need.
  • Harassment and interference with reasonable enjoyment:  Your landlord, an agent of your landlord, or another tenant is harassing you or making it unpleasant for you to live in your home.
  • Rebate and rent reduction:  Your landlord owes you money because he/she charged illegal rent, discontinued a service included in your rent, made you pay an illegal charge, or received a reduction in municipal taxes.
  • Above guideline rent increase: Your landlord has made an application to raise your rent above the guideline.
  • Sublet/assignment

The Steps to Justice website offers step-by-step information about housing and other common legal problems.