Has your landlord illegally entered the rental unit?
Posted By Balatidis Legal Services On 06-22-2020
Has your landlord illegally entered the rental unit? Know your rights under the Residential Tenancies Act. Despite the landlord being the owner of the rental unit, a landlord is not permitted to enter the unit without written notice and without a valid reason. The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) outlines what constitutes proper notice and what are some of the reasons that a landlord can have to enter the rental unit. As per the s. 27 of the Residential Tenancies Act, the landlord may enter the rental unit for the following reasons;
- To carry out a repair, replacement or do work in the rental property;
- Allow a potential mortgagee or insurer of the residential complex to view the rental unit;
- To allow someone who holds authorization within the meaning of the Professional Engineers Act or the Architects Act, or any other qualified person to make a physical inspection of the rental unit to ensure safety compliance;
- To carry out an inspection to determine if the rental property is in a good state of repair, and in compliance with health, safety, housing and maintenance standards;
- If it is reasonable to carry out the inspection
- For any other reasons as specified in the tenancy agreement.
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