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Landlord wants to use rental property. 

Chrisdjp
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Posted On: 6/13/2021
Chrisdjp
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Our landlord has an illegal secondary suite in the house we rent. We have a verbal agreement about him using it. Does the “Act” supersede the verbal agreement? He shows up, with no notice, to stay the weekend.
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Posted On: 6/21/2021
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Hi there,

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

You may find helpful information in the StepstoJustice article, Can my landlord come to my place whenever they want?. Here is an excerpt:
The place you are renting is your home. Your landlord must respect your right to have privacy.
The reasons listed in Step 2 are the only reasons your landlord, or anyone working for them, has a right to come in. If they have a valid reason and follow the rules, you have to let them in, and they can even come in when you are not home.
You can let your landlord in at other times and for other reasons but that is up to you. If they do not have a valid reason or are not following the rules, they have no right to come into your home, and you do not have to let them in.
If your landlord repeatedly invades your privacy, that could be considered harassment. There are things you can do if your landlord is harassing you.

It is best that you contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice specific to your situation. You can find the nearest one by using this tool here. Steps to Justice also has a compiled list of programs and services for helping housing law that may be helpful. If you do not qualify to receive services from a Community Legal Clinic, please contact the Landlord and Tenant Board directly.

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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