The province is increasing security and peace of mind for renters by placing new requirements on the circumstances in which landlords can evict tenants.
Effective September 1, 2017, when a landlord ends a tenancy so that they or a family member can use a rental unit, landlords must:
The new measures will help protect tenants by discouraging landlords from unlawfully evicting them, whether for conversion of the unit into a short-term rental or immediately re-renting it at a higher rate.
These changes build on other protections for tenants under the Fair Housing Plan such as the expansion of rent control to all private rental units, including those first occupied on or after November 1, 1991.
Making rental housing fairer and more accessible for tenants is part of Ontario's plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“When a tenant is evicted through no fault of their own, they are forced to scramble to find new accommodations and cover the costs of a sudden move. These new measures will help make that transition easier and, in some cases, prevent it from happening at all by curbing unlawful evictions. It’s just another way our Fair Housing Plan is continuing the province’s strong track record of protecting tenants and ensuring everyone in Ontario has a place to call home.”