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Can my landlord legally lock apt thermostats? 

jaxi722
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Posted On: 3/8/2018
jaxi722
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The bldg owner/landlord has decided that the heating Bill for the bldg is too high, so he wants to enter all apts and lock down all thermostats to 72° (This was in January).
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Posted On: 3/8/2018
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Hello,

Thanks for using our forum to share your question.

In regards to temperature issues and rights of tenants you might find information in our article

What are my rights as a tenant?
https://settlement.org/ontario/housing/rent-a-home/tenant-rights-and-responsibilities/what-are-my-rights-as-a-tenant/

"Heat: Your landlord must heat your home from September 1 to June 15. The landlord has to make sure the heat is at 20°C or more. Some cities have a higher heat standard. Check with your local government to find out more about minimum heat standards in your community."

You might also find additional information in:

CLEO - Landlord & Tenant Law
http://findlink.at/cleo-rent

Or by asking your specific question to the Landlord and Tenant Board - http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/ltb/

We hope that this information is helpful.

Thank you again for using our forum.
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