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    Understanding Tenant Rights in Ontario

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    When it comes to renting a property in Ontario, knowing your rights as a tenant is paramount. From lease agreements to eviction laws, understanding the regulations set forth by the Residential Tenancies Act ensures a smooth and fair renting experience. In this guide, we'll delve into the key aspects of tenant rights in Ontario, with a focus on how APOLLO Insurance can provide added peace of mind for both tenants and landlords.

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    1. Lease Agreements: In Ontario, lease agreements outline the terms and conditions of the rental arrangement, including rent amount, payment schedule, and rules set by the landlord. Understanding and abiding by these agreements is essential for a harmonious tenancy.

    2. Rent Increases: The Residential Tenancies Act governs rent increases in Ontario. Landlords can only increase rent once every 12 months and must provide at least 90 days' notice in writing. APOLLO Insurance offers coverage to protect tenants against unexpected financial burdens, including rent increases.

    3. Repairs and Maintenance: Landlords are responsible for maintaining a safe and habitable living environment for tenants. This includes making necessary repairs promptly and ensuring the property meets health and safety standards. APOLLO Insurance provides additional coverage for tenants in case of damage to personal belongings due to landlord negligence.

    4. Privacy Rights: Tenants have the right to privacy in their rented accommodation. Landlords must provide at least 24 hours' notice before entering the property for non-emergency reasons. APOLLO Insurance offers peace of mind by safeguarding tenants' privacy and personal space.

    5. Eviction Laws: In Ontario, landlords can only evict tenants for specific reasons outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act, such as non-payment of rent or illegal activities. APOLLO Insurance offers tenant insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances, providing financial support during times of eviction or displacement.

    Understanding tenant rights in Ontario is crucial for a positive renting experience. By familiarizing yourself with the regulations outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act and securing tenant insurance from APOLLO Insurance, you can ensure your rights are protected and enjoy peace of mind throughout your tenancy.

    APOLLO offers protection for renters with our tenant insurance coverage. Get a free quote on our simple online platform and we’ll send your policy documents straight to your inbox.

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    Originally published March 5, 2024, updated March 5, 2024

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