Legal Advice, Answers, Advocacy, and Assistance, For Tenants With Questions Such As:
Can a Landlord Ask For a Deposit?
A Landlord Can Ask For a Rent Deposit Only. The Rent Deposit Must Be No More Than For One Month When Rent Is Due Monthly or One Week When Rent Is Due Weekly. A Damage Deposit Is Illegal.
A Helpful Guide on How to Know If, and What to Do When, a Landlord May Be Violating the Rights of a Tenant
To a tenant, your rental dwelling is 'your home'. Of course, 'home' means something unique to everyone and these special feelings are recognized. With this said, To Your Defence also recognizes that impartial empathy is often necessary to remain focused upon the legal issues and to remain an objective advisor and negotiator. To Your Defence helps tenants to resolve disputes by first reviewing the facts and issues and then by working to negotiate a resolution with the landlord. If resolution is evasive, To Your Defence can prepare the required Landlord Tenant Board forms and advocate at Landlord Tenant Board hearings.
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