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