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Does a landlord have to provide a working oven? 

Relin
Relin
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Posted On: 18 days ago
Relin
Relin
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I have a friend that lives in an apartment that doesn't have a working oven. Is that against the tenant/renter agreement?
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Posted On: 2 days ago
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

According to Steps to Justice in the article, Can I take my Landlord to the Landlord and Tenants Board if they won't fix something? "If you rent your home, it is your landlord's job to repair and maintain it. Your landlord must fix or replace anything that is in bad condition or does not work properly. This includes things that came with your place, such as appliances like a fridge or stove. It also includes common areas, like parking lots, elevators, and hallways. It doesn't matter if your lease or rental agreement says something different. It also doesn't matter if you knew about the problem when you agreed to rent the place. The law says your landlord is responsible."

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,


Your Settlement.Org Team
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