///New Rent Control Legislation in Ontario

New Rent Control Legislation in Ontario

The Ontario government has just released new legislation regarding rent control. Essentially as of now, if a newly-built OR newly-converted rental unit is occupied after today, it will not be subject to rent control.

Here is the exact text to which it applies to:

  1. Rental units located in a building, mobile home park or land lease community, or located in an addition to a building, mobile home park or land lease community, if no part of the building, mobile home park or land lease community, or no part of the addition, was occupied for rental purposes on or before November 15, 2018.
  2. Rental units located in a detached house, semi-detached house or row house, if the rental units and the house meet specified requirements. To qualify, the unit must have been created as a rental unit with its own kitchen, bathroom and lockable doors on or after November 15, 2018. Other requirements set out in proposed subsection 6.1(3) must also be met.

Rental units that are subject to tenancy in respect of which a tenancy agreement was entered into on or before November 15, 2018 would continue to be subject to the existing rent-related rules. However, the exemptions would apply with respect to any subsequent tenancy of a unit described in section 6.1.

Transition rules are proposed in rental units that are subject to a tenancy in respect of which a tenancy agreement was entered into after November 15, 2018 but before the day the Bill receives Royal Assent.

Please give us a call if you have any questions at all.

2018-11-19T10:47:21-04:00

One Comment

  1. R dorey March 19, 2019 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Rent control laws need to be written differently for large commercial landords and mom and pop type landlords where the landlord and tennat occupy the same building …a duplex house for example

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