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Furnace Rental Fee 

William
William
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Posted On: 10/28/2021
William
William
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Hello, I've recently started renting a place in Toronto. Lease states that I am to pay "40% of all utilities" to the landlord once she receives the bill (house is shared in 3 units).

We just got the first gas bill. There's 3
$30 for rental of hot water boiler, and $150 for rental of HVAC (which I assume is the furnace). In the lease we specifically agreed to pay for the hot water boiler rental, but the furnace was never mentionned.

Am i responsible for these monthly cost, or is it the homeowner responsibility?
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Posted On: 10/31/2021
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Hello there,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us, we can appreciate that you would be very concerned about this situation.

It is best that you contact a community legal clinic for some advice regarding your situation. You may also wish to call the Landlord and Tenant Board at 1-888-332-3234 or 416-645-8080 (in the GTA) for information specific to your situation. The landlord and tenant board resolves disputes between residential landlords and tenants.

It may also help to connect with a community resource navigator at 211 to narrow your search. 211 Ontario is a free, confidential service.

Their phone service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here is a link to their live chat if you prefer to communicate online. Their live chat service is available Monday to Friday from 7am-9pm ET.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

Sincerely,


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